Junior center Brandon Brown scored 19 points and collected 12 rebounds and three blocks to lead Cal State San Bernardino to a 96-54 win over San Francisco Academy of the Art Sunday in the CCAA-Pac West Challenge at Valley High School in Las Vegas.
The New Orleans native was solid in his debut weekend. In Saturday's loss to Grand Canyon he tallied 21 points, 13 boards and four blocks.
"He definitely gives us a presence down low that we didn't have before," coach Jeff Oliver said. "He was the bright spot for us. No doubt."
The Coyotes (3-5) shot 54 percent (34-of-62) from the field, including a 14-for-29 from 3-point range.
Reggie Brown added 18 points, making six of his nine long distance shots. Tim Denson added 18 points while Devin Montgomery and Lawrence Tyson chipped in with 13 points each.
Tyson also collected seven rebounds and four assists while DuBois Williams contributed six rebounds and 10 of the Coyotes 26 assists.
It was a season-high in the scoring column and also marked the fewest points allowed. The Coyotes finished with a 42-33 edge on the boards and cut their turnovers down to 15. They also hit 14 of 20 free throws, an improvement of 14-for-28 the previous night.
"It was a little better. We shared the ball better and looked for each other and it's the first time we outrebounded anyone," Oliver said. "But we still didn't execute all that well at times. But it's some progress."
The Urban Knights (0-11) shot just 32 percent (21-for-61) from the field. Sophomore point guard Weleh Dennis led them with 18 points.
The Coyotes are off until Jan. 2 when they resume CCAA play with a 7:30 p.m. game against Cal State Stanislaus at Coussoulis Arena.
The Panthers had their 10-game win streak snapped as they dropped the championship game of the Coast Christmas Classic to Cerritos 68-61 at Orange Coast College.
Arielle McClellan had a team-high 15 points to go with two assists and two steals. Aundria Anderson added 14 points and six rebounds and Keisha Mackall contributed 13 points, three assists and two steals. Zipporah Brown snagged a team-high seven rebounds.
Both McClellan and Anderson earned all-tournament honors.
The Panthers (13-4) shot just 32.4 percent (23-for-71) while the Falcons (9-7) shot 40.7 (22-for-54).
Cerritos was led by Tournament MVP Maleta Daugherty with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Chaffey starts Foothill Conference play at Rio Hondo on Jan. 3.
The Wolverines (8-7) fell to host City College of San Francisco (16-0) in the championship game of the Golden Gate Classic 78-59.
SBVC was led by point guard Eisha Sheppard with 23 points. Kimberly Kipp added 10 and Dwuyanna Pullum eight. Angela Green was the rebounding leader with 10. She also had two blocked shots.
The Rams, ranked No. 1 in the North and second in the state, were led by sophomore forward Monique Calvello with 23 points.
Sheppard and Kipp earned all-tournament honors.
SBVC will be off until starting Foothill Conference play Jan. 3 against Barstow.
The Athenas could not hold a 10-point lead and fell to Chatham 44-41 in the final game of the Caltech-Claremont Holiday Classic at Caltech.
Claremont (5-2) was led by freshman Arai Krumwiede who notched a game-high 18 points, including a trio of three-point field goals.
The Cougars (6-3) were paced by junior Brittany Brown who scored a team-high 15 points, including a 6-for-6 showing from the field.