San Diego 83, Occidental 66

Ken Rancifer scored 14 points and Darian Norris and Matt Dorr

each had 13 as San Diego beat Occidental 83-66 Friday night in the

season opener for both schools.

Rancifer was 5 for 5 from the field, and the Toreros pulled away

in the first half by shooting 75 percent.

Kris Montoya led the Tigers with 21 points.

Division III Occidental led 24-21 with 9:59 to go in the first

half when San Diego, sparked by Dennis Kramer’s 10 points, went on

an 18-2 run to take a 39-26 lead.

Kramer, a 6-foot-10 freshman, hit 4 of 5 shots from the field,

including both of his 3-pointers, during that five-minute run.

San Diego connected on 18 of its first 24 shots, including 7 of

10 3-pointers in the first half to build a 50-32 advantage. The

Toreros shot 58.8 overall and led by 20 points on two

occasions.