Junior center Brandon Brown scored 19 points and collected 12 rebounds and three blocks to lead Cal State San Bernardino to a 96-54 win over San Francisco Academy of the Art Sunday in the CCAA-Pac West Challenge at Valley High School in Las Vegas.
The New Orleans native was solid in his debut weekend. In Saturday’s loss to Grand Canyon he tallied 21 points, 13 boards and four blocks.
“He definitely gives us a presence down low that we didn’t have before,” coach Jeff Oliver said. “He was the bright spot for us. No doubt.”
The Coyotes (3-5) shot 54 percent (34-of-62) from the field, including a 14-for-29 from 3-point range.
Reggie Brown added 18 points, making six of his nine long distance shots. Tim Denson added 18 points while Devin Montgomery and Lawrence Tyson chipped in with 13 points each.
Tyson also collected seven rebounds and four assists while DuBois Williams contributed six rebounds and 10 of the Coyotes 26 assists.
It was a season-high in the scoring column and also marked the fewest points allowed.
The Coyotes finished with a 42-33 edge on the boards and cut their turnovers down to 15. They also hit 14 of 20 free throws, an improvement of 14-for-28 the previous night.
“It was a little better. We shared the ball better and looked for each other and it’s the first time we outrebounded anyone,” Oliver said. “But we still didn’t execute all that well at times. But it’s some progress.
The Urban Knights (0-11) shot just 32 percent (21-for-61) from the field. Sophomore point guard Weleh Dennis led them with 18 points.
The Coyotes are off until Jan 2 when they resume CCAA play with a 7:30 p.m. game against Cal State Stanislaus at Coussoulis Arena.