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Cuesta rides big second half to 80-46 victory

Cuesta rides big second half to 80-46 victory

After leading 31-27 at intermission of Saturday night's WSC North men's basketball opener, Cuesta got hot in the second half on the way to an 80-46 win in San Luis Obispo.

Finn Whetstone hit 12-of-16 shots and paced the Cougars (11-11, 1-0) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Noah Saunders added 19 points and 16 boards, including seven offensive. The Cougars won the second half, 49-19.

Ryan Smith topped the Vaqueros (1-13, 0-1) with 10 points. Donald Grant added eight points and nine rebounds. Drayten Howell had eight points and four boards while Aaron Mejia scored eight.

Cuesta enjoyed a 53 to 37.3 percent shooting advantage and won the board battle, 42-28. The Vaqueros committed 19 turnovers and the Cougars only had 12.

Wednesday's game at Oxnard has been rescheduled due to the closure of the 101 freeway. SBCC will play at Oxnard on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m.

The Vaqueros will host Hancock on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.