San Diego 64, New Orleans 56
Ken Rancifer and Chris Manresa each recorded double-doubles in
San Diego’s 64-56 win over New Orleans on Friday.
Rancifer tallied 14 points and 11 rebounds and Manresa added 11
points and 10 boards as San Diego outrebounded New Orleans (3-3)
38-23 in their first game of the Hoops for Hope Classic.
The Toreros entered the second half tied 29-all but used a 27-20
run to take a 56-49 lead with 5:00 left to play in the second half.
A Rancifer free throw and Manresa layup extended San Diego’s lead
to 10 points, 59-49.
San Diego (2-1) shot a solid 46.8 percent (22 of 47) from the
field compared to just 30.5 percent (18 of 59) for New Orleans.
Lovell Cook paced New Orleans, scoring 16 points. Albert
Peterson recorded three steals as the Privateers forced San Diego
to turn the ball over 24 times.