Stockton cruises to 75-62 win over Sacramento State
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)—Anthony Brown had 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds Wednesday night to lead Pacific to a 75-62 victory over Sacramento State at Spanos Center.
The Tigers also got 16 points off the bench from Bryan LeDuc, who personally outscored the Hornets 10-1 over a three-minute span late in the game to push Pacific to its fourth win in five games.
Michael Nunnally scored 12 points for Pacific, which made 53 percent of its shots from the field and never trailed after scoring the game’s first six points.
Loren Leath scored a game-high 18 points to lead Sacramento State (1-4). Clark Woods had 13 points and Vinnie McGhee scored 11 for the Hornets.
Sacramento State cut Pacific’s lead to four points for the third time in the second half at 52-48 with 9:13 remaining to play, but LeDuc then made two follow shots, hit three free throws and connected on a 3-pointer.
Joe Ford followed with a dunk to complete a 12-1 Pacific run that stretched the lead to 64-49 with 4:45 to play, and the Tigers cruised to the finish.
Nunnally and Brown assumed command inside early, combining for 20 points and nine rebounds in the first half as the Tigers built a 14-point lead before two 3-pointers by Woods and another by McGhee brought Sacramento State within 32-23 at halftime.
The Hornets then scored the first two baskets after the break to climb within five points. They later cut the deficit to 40-36 on two free throws by Leath but could never get any closer.