Bron­cos hold off San Diego

San Francisco Chronicle Late Edition - - COLLEGE BASKETBALL - STAFF AND NEWS SER­VICES

Jared Brown­ridge scored 20 points, two com­ing on the gamewin­ning layup with 1:07 left, and Santa Clara grabbed a 59-57 vic­tory at San Diego on Thurs­day night.

The game was backand-forth over the fi­nal 8½ min­utes. Nei­ther team led by more than three points in that stretch.

Brown­ridge’s bucket ac­counted for the only points of the fi­nal 2½ min­utes.

On the en­su­ing pos­ses­sion, San Diego’s Brett Bai­ley missed two foul shots. Mo­ments later, Bai­ley blocked Brown­ridge’s shot, giv­ing the Toreros (8-9, 1-4) a chance to tie or win the game.

Olin Carter III was off the mark on a con­tested three-point try. Bai­ley grabbed the re­bound and flipped up a shot that went in, but was just af­ter the buzzer.

KJ Fea­gin added 19 points for the Bron­cos (9-9, 3-2).

BYU 85, USF 75:

Eric Mika scored 31 points and grabbed 12 re­bounds as the host Cougars (13-5, 4-1) handed the Dons their fourth straight loss.

Remu Rai­ta­nen, a 6foot-9 fresh­man from Helsinki, scored a per­sonal-high 16 points for the Dons (11-7, 1-4). Seven-foot fresh­man cen­ter Jimbo Lull also had a per­sonal best with 12 points.

Rai­ta­nen went 4-for-8 from be­yond the arc, but his team­mates were 4for-25 from long dis­tance.

WOMEN

USF 70, BYU 63: Anna Seilund had 19 points to lead the Dons (9-7, 3-2) over the Cougars (9-7, 3-2) on the Hill­top. BYU’s Kalani Pur­cell had a game-high 19 re­bounds. St. Mary’s 92, Port­land 76: At McK­eon Pavil­ion, Carly Turner and Stella Beck each scored 19 points as the Gaels (8-8, 3-2) took care of the Pi­lots (3-13, 1-4). San Diego 57, Santa Clara 56: Down by three with 1.4 sec­onds left, the host Bron­cos (8-8, 3-2) in­bounded the ball to Lori Parkin­son. She in­tended to shoot what would have been a ty­ing three-pointer, but her foot was on the arc, so the bas­ket left the Toreros (8-7, 2-3) one point in front. Parkin­son had 20 points, eight re­bounds, five as­sists and three steals. Chronicle staff writer Steve Kroner con­trib­uted to this re­port.

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