Arnold scores career-best 23, CSU Fullerton cruises, 106-53
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Wayne Arnold scored a career-high 23 points, Jackson Rowe added 16, Josh Pitts 14 and Cal State Fullerton cruised past West Coast Baptist 106-53 on Saturday.
The Titans (1-1) held West Coast Baptist to 29 percent shooting for the game (20 of 70). The Eagles struggled especially in the first half, making six of their first 30 shots. Seth Hanna and Stephen Wheeler led West Coast Baptist with 19 and 18 points, respectively.
CSU Fullerton dominated the small Baptist college, owning a 58-6 edge on points in the paint and scoring 26 points off 16 Eagles turnovers while building a lead that grew to 63 points late in the game.
Josh Cromwell and Thomas opened the game for the Eagles with back-to-back 3-pointers, but the 6-0 lead disappeared when Amel Kuljuhovic broke an 8-8 tie with a layup four minutes in, sparking an 18-0 run.