CS Fullerton holds off CS Bakersfield 78-73

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)—Josh Akognon scored 32 points, including six 3s, to lead Cal State Fullerton past Cal State Bakersfield 78-73 Tuesday.

The Titans (14-15) allowed their 14-point halftime lead trimmed to three points before hitting 6-of-8 free throws in the final 50 seconds to seal the win.

Terrence Johns led the Roadrunners with 16 points. Trent Blakley and Santwon Lantunde added 15 apiece.

Trailing 43-29 at the break, Bakersfield (8-21) opened the second half with an 8-0 run. Akognon answered with five straight points, and a pair of free throws by Jacques Streeter pushed the Fullerton lead to 50-37.

Bakersfield pulled within 73-70 on a pair of free throws by Donavan Bragg, but the Titans followed with five consecutive makes from the charity stripe.

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 Top Performers
 CSU Fullerton
Josh Akognon Josh Akognon
11-20,  32 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 CSU Bakersfield
Terrence Johns Terrence Johns
6-12,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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