Sacramento St. 70, Menlo 56

Walter Jackson scored 19 points and Sacramento State pulled away

in the second half en route to a 70-56 season-opening victory over

Menlo College.

Jackson hit a pair of free throws and scored on a dunk during a

6-0 run early in the second that put the Hornets ahead for good,

39-33. From there, Sacramento State built the lead to as many as 17

points when Dylan Garrity hit a pair of free throws with 3:06

remaining.

Joe Eberhard added 11 points for the Hornets, who shot 44

percent from the field.

Andrew Young had 16 points for Menlo (0-3), an NAIA school.

Cyleb Burton added 12 points and Tim Tatum had 11 points and nine

rebounds.

Neither team was a threat from 3-point range. Menlo attempted

only four shots beyond the arc, hitting one, while the Hornets were

2 for 14.