San Diego defeats Santa Clara 55-46 in WCC Opener
USDTOREROS.COM Chris Manresa had big 2nd half in win
Chris Manresa had big 2nd half in win

Jan. 9, 2010

Final Stats

The Toreros opened up West Coast Conference play on the road with a victory over the Santa Clara Broncos. San Diego (8-9) struggled offensively in the first half by shooting 32% and only scoring 19 points. They were able to go into the locker room at half though trailing by only three.

Senior guard De'Jon Jackson led all scorers with 19 points in 35 minutes of action. It was a 14-1 run by the Toreros in the second half that gave them a lead they never surrendered. With the score tied at 26, Jackson dished a pass to a wide-open Chris Lewis who drained the trey to give the Toreros the lead. On the ensuing defensive possession, Lewis drew a charge to turn the ball back over to the Toreros.

Freshman forward Chris Manresa turned the turnover into points with a beautiful move in the paint and a finish with his left hand to make it a 31 - 26 Torero lead. Hustling back down the court, Manresa blocked a shot by Santa Clara's Marc Trasolini. Manresa was rewarded on the ensuing offensive possession with another bucket in the paint while also drawing a foul pushing the Torero lead to seven.

With just over six minutes to play in the game it was Lewis who drained his second three to put the Toreros up by a score of 40-33. Lewis finished the game with 6 points and a team high 9 rebounds.

It was Manresa once again though who would shine in the late minutes of his first game of conference play. With just under four minutes to go in the second half, he picked up the rebound on a missed Brandon Johnson 3-pointer and layed it in for the bucket to put the Toreros up by 9. Manresa finished the game with a career high 12 points and 4 rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

Matt Dorr was the third Torero in double figure scoring with 10 points. Brandon Johnson was held to only 5 points while going 1-9 from the field.



The Toreros shot 47.6% in the second half as their defense held Santa Clara to 26.9% shooting. With the loss, the Broncos dropped to 8-10 on the season. The Toreros will resume conference play on Sunday in the Bay Area when they take on the University of San Francisco Dons at 5 pm (4SD and XX Sports Radio 1090AM).
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