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Titans defeat Westcliff 78-57 – Cal State Fullerton Athletics

FULLERTON, California. – The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team defeated Westcliff 78-57 Tuesday night at Titan Gym.

“I think we did a good job tonight recovering and getting to the free throw line,” said Cal State Fullerton head coach Dedrique Taylor. “We have a big road trip ahead of us and the boys know we have to keep improving.”

Grayson Carper accelerated the Titans off the bench with a Fullerton career-high 13 points on a 5-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds, three steals and one assist. Jalen Harris and Latrell Wrightsell Jr. each contributed 12 points, with Wrightsell Jr. added six assists and four boards while Garrison Wade had nine points and four rebounds. Lathaniel Bastian had eight points and six boards while Tory San Antonio had eight points and five rebounds.

As a team, Fullerton shot the Warriors 46.7% to 35.8% from the ground and passed Westcliff 40-29. The win is the fourth straight for the Titans and improves their record to 4-1 this season.

Fullerton took a 15-7 lead five minutes into the game after Garrison and Wrightsell Jr. hit back-to-back threes from Harris before a middle-class jumper and three from Carper ended a 10-0 run to take Fullerton 31-10 in to bring leadership.

The teams traded baskets for the remainder of the first half, with a Wrightsell jump shot and two Bastian free throws giving the Titans a comfortable 44-19 lead at the break. Carper and Harris each had 10 points in half one to lead Fullerton.

San Antonio and Wrightsell Jr. each knocked down triples to give the Titans a 53-26 advantage early in the second half. Carper completed a three-point play after being fouled on a put back, and Ibrahim Famouke Doumbia hammered home a dunk from a Wrightsell court to later put the Titans 63-39 ahead.

Bastian hit a put back lay-in before hitting a jumper, and Doumbia scored in the paint as Fullerton forged a 72-52 advantage with a 2:58 lead. Doumbia finished things off with a dunk with a few seconds left and when the shot clock ran out, making the Titans’ final score 78-57.

Fullerton travels to North Dakota this weekend to face off against Utah Tech and the North Dakota Fighting Hawks. The Titans will face Utah Tech for the first time on Saturday, November 26 at 12:00 p.m. PT.

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