Buzzer beater gives Cal St. Bakersfield 59-57 win

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP)—Trent Blakley scored 16 points and hit a running jumper at the buzzer to give Cal State Bakersfield a 59-57 victory over Cal State Northridge on Wednesday night.

Stephon Carter added 14 points for the Roadrunners (6-17), who led by as many as 12 in the second half but saw their advantage evaporate in the closing minutes.

Kenny Daniels led the Matadors (9-15) with 24 points.

Northridge’s Lenny Daniel tied the score at 57 on a jumper with 20 seconds to play after Santwon Latunde put Bakersfield up by two with a pair of free throws. Blakley then hit the game-winning shot from the top of the key.

Bakersfield led 54-46 with 4:32 remaining before Northridge put together a 9-1 run to tie the score at 55. A dunk by Willie Galick and three-point play by Daniels capped the run.

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 Top Performers
 CSU Northridge
Kenny Daniels Kenny Daniels
9-12,  24 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 CSU Bakersfield
Trent Blakley Trent Blakley
4-10,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 0 Assists

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