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Bakersfield Pounds SBCC on Boards, Beats Vaqueros, 89-65

Bakersfield dominated the backboards on Tuesday night and pulled away in the last 11 minutes for an 89-65 men’s basketball win over SBCC in the Sports Pavilion.

The Renegades (3-3) won the board battle 53-32, including a 25-7 advantage on offensive rebounds. That led to a large disparity in shot attempts with Bakersfield getting off 78 and the Vaqueros 53.

Tucker Eenigenburg paced the Renegades with 22 points with seven rebounds. Jaylunn English, a 6-8 sophomore, had 15 points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Dejon Jackson, a 6-6 freshman from Oxnard, topped the Vaqueros (0-4) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. He hit 8-of-15 from the field. Guard Drayten Howell added 16 points and five assists while Francisco Gutierrez had 14 points.

“It was a good game for Drayten, his floor leadership was better,” said SBCC coach Morris Hodges. “He has some explosiveness and quickness. The key is he needs to continue to improve his decision-making to really elevate his game.”

Leading 52-49 with 11:23 to go, the visitors took control with a 22-7 burst that led to a 74-56 advantage with 4:35 remaining.

“This game was decided on the offensive boards,” said Hodges. “They had 25 offensive rebounds and we have to respond better. Our technique wasn’t solid and we had some guys out. They had better size but we didn’t use our technique to get them away from the bucket.

“We also had too many turnovers and they got 26 points off our turnovers.”

The Vaqueros committed 21 turnovers and only forced 12.
 

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