Foster, Trasolini lead Santa Clara to 82-77 win

Kevin Foster scored 19 points in his first game in nearly a year

in helping Santa Clara beat Cal State Bakersfield 82-77 Friday

night in the season opener for both teams.

Marc Trasolini had a double-double with 17 points and 10

rebounds as the Broncos won their fourth straight opener. Evan

Roquemore added 14 points.

Donavan Bragg scored 21 points to lead the Roadrunners, who lost

their fifth straight dating to last year. Stephon Carter had 13

points and Alex Johnson, 12.

Trasolini hit a 3-pointer from the corner to put the Broncos

ahead at 65-64 with 6:50 remaining to play.

Santa Clara stretched its lead to 77-70 with two minutes left

when Ben Dowdell, who added 13 points, slammed one home.

Roquemore sank a pair of free throws with 2:46 left in the first

half to break a tie and help give the Broncos a 40-36 advantage at

the intermission.