Durham, Holden help CSUB beat Idaho 66-55
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Damiyne Durham had 19 points and three steals and Rickey Holden scored six of his 10 points in the final five minutes to help CSU Bakersfield hold on for a 66-55 win over Idaho on Saturday night.
Jarkel Joiner finished with 13 points and Justin Davis scored 10 for Bakersfield (6-6).
Idaho scored seven in a row to pull within three points before Durham stole a pass and hit Holden for a fast-break layup and-1. Durham then made a jumper and Holden made 3-pointer to give the Roadrunners a 58-47 lead with three minutes to go. Brayon Blake converted a 3-point play to trim the deficit to eight points, but Joiner made a short jumper and then assisted on Brent Wrapp’s 3-pointer that made it 66-53 with 16 seconds left.
Victor Sanders scored 20 points on 6-of-16 shooting for Idaho (6-3). Blake shot 6 of 7 from the field and had 16 points and seven rebounds before fouling out.
The Vandals scored the first seven points and took a six-point lead after Blake’s 3-pointer midway through the first half. Idaho committed five turnovers and missed its next eight field-goal attempts as Durham hit three 3s during a 15-0 run that made it 23-16 and the Roadrunners led the rest of the way.