Wertz leads Santa Clara over SE Missouri 87-75

The Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Trey Wertz had 24 points and DJ Mitchell scored 20 as Santa Clara defeated Southeast Missouri 87-75 in the Broncos’ Cable Car Classic on Friday.

Tahj Eaddy had 12 points for Santa Clara (7-1), which won its fourth consecutive game.

Alex Caldwell had 16 points and five steals for the Redhawks (2-4). Skyler Hogan added 12 points and six rebounds. DQ Nicholas had 11 points.

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Santa Clara led 43-30 at halftime and the Redhawks drew no closer than nine points in the final 10 minutes of the second half.

The tournament concludes on Saturday. Santa Clara plays Cal State Fullerton and Southeast Missouri takes on Denver.

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