Ahmad, Allman lead CS Fullerton over Portland 76-66
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Khalil Ahmad scored 24 points with four 3-pointers, Kyle Allman added 21 points and Cal State Fullerton beat Portland 76-66 on Wednesday night to win its fourth straight.
Dominik Heinzl scored 10 with four rebounds and Jackson Rowe had eight boards for the Titans (5-3), who scored 14 second-chance points off of eight offensive rebounds.
Franklin Porter’s 3 and jumper capped Portland’s opening 13-0 run, but the Titans rallied and Allman scored six straight points to make it a one-point game at halftime, 33-32 Pilots.
Allman made a layup and a go-ahead jumper, Heinzl dunked and Ahmad hit consecutive 3s for a 44-39 Titans lead early in the second half. Portland closed to 62-58 on Josh McSwiggan’s layup, but the Titans pulled away on a 10-4 run capped by Ahmad’s free throw and led 72-62 with 51 seconds left. Allman, Rowe and Austen Awosika combined for four free throws to seal it.
Philipp Hartwich scored 15 points with seven rebounds and blocked six shots for Portland (3-6). McSwiggan also had 15 points and Porter had 10.