Jan. 21, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Brody Angley recorded career highs with 24 points and 13 assists and Santa Clara reached the century mark for the first time in 14 years, beating Pepperdine 101-86 on Monday night.
Ben Dowdell added 17 points as the Broncos (10-8, 2-1 WCC) won their second straight following a three-game losing streak. John Bryant added 14 points and nine rebounds, Zac Tiedeman scored a career-high 13 points and Jonathan Gunderson had 12.
Mychel Thompson and Malcolm Thomas each scored 16 points to lead the Waves (6-14, 0-4 WCC), who are now 2-10 since a four-game winning streak.
Santa Clara got out to a 9-0 lead and hit 11 of their first 12 shots in the game on the way to shooting .667 for the game. The Broncos led by as many as 20 points in the first before the Waves made a comeback in the second half.
The two teams reside on the opposite ends of the conference scale as Pepperdine is the WCC's top offensive team, but it's worst defensive team. The Broncos top the defensive chart, and are last in offense.
Santa Clara made a season-high 12 3-pointers and 36 field goals. The Broncos scored their most points in a game since an 111-55 victory over Chico State on Nov. 27, 1993.
Five Broncos scored in double figures for the first time this season, while Angley recorded his second double double of the year.
The Broncos now hit the road for a pair of games next weekend. The Broncos face San Diego on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. PT at Jenny Craig Pavilion and then head to San Francisco to play the Dons on Monday, Jan. 28 at War Memorial Gymnasium.