Cal St.-Fullerton 77, UC Riverside 64

Isiah Umipig, Orane Chin and Omondi Amoke scored 18 points each

as Cal State Fullerton defeated UC Riverside 77-64 Wednesday

night.

Amoke also had 14 rebounds for the Titans (17-7, 9-3 Big West),

who have won four straight and seven of their last eight games.

Umipig added five assists and four steals.

Riverside (11-15, 5-8) got 11 points each from Kareem Nitoto and

Phil Martin, and 10 apiece from Robert Smith and TJ Burke. The

Highlanders have lost seven of eight, beginning with a 72-61 loss

to Fullerton on Jan. 18.

Umipig hit a 3-pointer with 13:23 left in the first half to cap

a 12-0 run that put the Titans ahead 18-5. Fullerton led 44-31 at

halftime, then opened the second half with eight straight points on

a three-point play by Amoke, and a layup and 3-pointer from

Chin.