Cal Baptist 67, Pepperdine 65

Davey Hopkins scored a layup with 8.2 seconds left to help lift

California Baptist to a surprising 67-65 victory at Pepperdine on

Thursday night.

After Keion Bell’s basket gave Pepperdine a 65-64 lead with 20

seconds remaining, CBU’s Larry Dew threw a lob pass to Hopkins, who

laid the ball in. The Waves turned the ball over on the next

possession, and the Lancers’ Cesar Menjivar hit one of two free

throws with 2.3 seconds left.

Mychel Thompson scored a season-high 22 points for Pepperdine,

while Bell posted 21. Dew had 20 points for CBU and Justus Von

Wright added 17.

CBU, an NAIA team, scored the first 12 points of the game.

Pepperdine (3-7) didn’t take its first lead until Lorne Jackson hit

a short jumper with 19:05 left in the game, giving the Waves a

30-28 lead. The Lancers rallied from a seven-point deficit in the

final 2 1/2 minutes.