Santa Clara 69, Dominican, Calif. 65
Marc Trasolini scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Santa
Clara came from behind to defeat Dominican, California 69-65 on
Robert Smith added 16 points for the Broncos (5-4).
Austin Bryan led Dominican (2-6), an NCAA Division II team, with
16 points, while Alex Ward had 13 and Killian Larson had 12.
The Broncos last week gave undefeated UNLV, now ranked No. 18, a
scare before falling 66-63.
But they trailed 37-32 at halftime Friday and by as many as 10
points in the opening half before rallying to take a 62-52 lead
with 5:28 left to play.
Dominican wouldn’t quit. With 2:35 left, the Penguins closed the
gap to 64-59 on Alex Ward’s 3-pointer. Chris Cunningham’s 3 with
24.6 seconds left cut the lead to 68-65.
With 7.3 seconds left, Santa Clara’s Smith went to the line for
two. He missed the first but made the second, making it 69-65.