Montana St. 61, CS Bakersfield 71

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)—Trent Blakley scored 20 points and Cal State-Bakersfield used a strong second-half performance to defeat Montana State 71-61 Monday night.

Marcus Hall added 14 points, Donavan Bragg had 13 and Santwon Latunde 12 for the Roadrunners (3-14), who ended a four-game losing streak.

Bobby Howard scored 18 points, all in the second half, and Will Bynum finished with 12 for the Bobcats (10-8).

Bakersfield trailed 33-29 at halftime but overcame Montana State by shooting 53.3 percent after intermission, its best half of the season.

The Roadrunners used an 11-2 run early in the second half to go ahead 51-43, and the Bobcats didn’t get closer than five points the rest of the way.

Bakersfield, which blew an 11-point lead in the first half, was outshot 53.5 percent-46.4 percent but outrebounded Montana State 35-22.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Montana St.
Bobby Howard Bobby Howard
7-10,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists
 CSU Bakersfield
Trent Blakley Trent Blakley
8-13,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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