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

Friday night.

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.