Banana Slugs slime the Wolves Sunday

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COLLEGE PLACE - Andrew Bailey's near-perfect shooting night and game-high 22 points weren't enough here Sunday as Walla Walla University bowed to the University of California Santa Cruz 76-67 in a men's college basketball game.

Moore made nine of his 10 shots from the floor and all four of his free throws. But his supporting cast fell short as Santa Cruz put four players in double figures and the Banana Slugs secured their first victory of the season.

Samuel Allen paced the winners with 16 points on the strength of 3-for-3 shooting from beyond the 3-point arc. Brent Jacobs followed with 13 points, Nathan Morhi added 12 and Tyler Hunt was the fourth Santa Cruz player in double figures with 11 points.

Mark Moore scored 13 points for Walla Walla. But the other eight Wolves who saw playing time in Sunday's game combined for 27 points.

The Wolves also lost the rebounding battle 39-28, with Jacobs leading Santa Cruz with 11 boards and Bailey snagging seven to lead the Wolves.

Santa Cruz, which suffered a 68-56 loss at Whitman College in Walla Walla on Saturday, is idle until the first weekend in December when the Banana Slugs take their 3-1 season record into the three-day University of Redlands Tournament in Redlands, Calif.

Walla Walla, 1-8, next plays on Saturday at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore.

SANTA CRUZ (76) - Jacobs 5-9 3-4 13, Hunt 4-13 2-2 11, Morhi 2-5 6-6 12, Reeves 3-8 2-5 8, Wells 3-10 1-2 7, Allen 6-9 1-1 16, Townsend 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 1-3 0-0 2, Konopelski 0-2 0-0 0, White 0-1 0-0 0, Hipwell 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 27-65 14-17 76.

WALLA WALLA (67) - Hough 2-4 1-2 5, Bailey 9-10 4-4 22, Moore 6-15 0-1 13, Stimmel 0-2 1-2 1, Luckett 2-3 0-0 5, Lewis 1-6 2-2 5, Alemu 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 2-3 0-0 4, Doherty 1-2 4-6 6, Creasey 1-1 1-2 4, Woody 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-49 13-19 67.

Halftime - Santa Cruz 40, WWU 30. 3-point goals - Santa Cruz 8-20 (Hunt 1-5, Morhi 2-3, Reeves 2-5, Wells 0-2, Allen 3-3 Konopelski 0-2), WWU 4-17 (Moore 1-7, Stimmel 0-1, Luckett 1-2, Lewis 1-5, Alemu 0-1, Creasey 1-1). Total fouls - Santa Cruz 18, WWU 18. Fouled out - Santa Cruz (Reeves), WWU (Doherty). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - WWU 39 (Jacobs 11), WWU 28 (Bailey 7). Turnovers - WWU 17, Santa Cruz 13. Assists - Santa Cruz 15 (Reeves 4, Allen 4), WWU 15 (Moore 6).

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