Cal State-Bakersfield tops Cal-Irvine 68-55

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)—Trent Blakley scored 20 points and Santwon Latunde had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead Cal State-Bakersfield to a 68-55 victory over Cal-Irvine Wednesday night.

Stephon Carter scored 12 points for the Roadrunners (5-16), who shot 46 percent from the field in the nonconference game. Blakley, a senior, scored in double figures for the 25th consecutive game.

Cal State-Bakersfield used a 12-0 run late in the first half to take the lead for good. Cal-Irvine came within three points on two occasions but couldn’t overtake the Roadrunners.

Eric Wise, with 18 points, was the only player in double figures for the Anteaters (9-14).

The teams meet again Saturday night in Irvine. Anteaters coach Pat Douglass led Bakersfield to three NCAA Division II titles in the 1990s.

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 Top Performers
 UC Irvine
Eric Wise Eric Wise
7-15,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 CSU Bakersfield
Santwon Latunde Santwon Latunde
3-8,  17 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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