Jackson's 20 Points Help Waves Beat Redlands, 89-71
Dec. 9, 2010
MALIBU, Calif. -- Junior guard Lorne Jackson scored a game-high 20 points off the bench to lead the Pepperdine men's basketball team to an 89-71 victory over Division III Redlands on Thursday night in Firestone Fieldhouse.
Jackson (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS) came within a basket of his career high and added three rebounds, three assists and three steals to help the Waves improve to 4-7 on the season. Redlands dropped to 2-5.
Junior guard Keion Bell (Los Angeles, Calif./Pasadena HS) contributed 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists and junior forward Taylor Darby (San Marcos, Calif./Mission Hills HS) provided a season-high 17 points to go with six rebounds.
The Waves set season highs for points, rebounds (48) and rebound margin (+18) and tied their season high for assists (16).
"We did some good things, especially in the first half on defense," Pepperdine Associate Head Coach Marty Wilson said. "That was one of the things we talked about beforehand, to be aggressive, to play with more energy and fight defensively. We did a good job on that in the first half. In the second half we played them pretty evenly and that was disappointing. We can't play the score, we have to play each possession."
The Bulldogs only led one on one occasion at 7-6 after a jumper by Andrew Mills but they hung around for a while. It was a two-point game in Pepperdine's favor at 21-19 when the Waves broke the game open on a 17-0 run. Jackson scored seven points while Bell and Darby had five apiece over the next six minutes to make the score 38-19 with less than three minutes remaining in the first half.
The Waves went into halftime with a 40-25 advantage and led the remainder of the game by double-digits.
Pepperdine began the second half on an 11-4 run to go up by 22 at 51-29. Redlands would eventually cut the deficit in half at 58-47 with 9:15 to play, but the Waves scored the next six points on a three-point play by Darby and a three-pointer by Bell.
Pepperdine took its largest lead of 23 points for the first time when junior guard Dane Suttle Jr. (Los Angeles, Calif./Summit College Prep) hit a three-pointer with 5:12 to play, making the score 78-55.
Redlands was led by Kent Ervin's 15 points while Jordan Sanvictores and Stephen Call had 10 apiece.
The Waves outshot the Bulldogs 47.5% to 36.7% from the field.
Pepperdine concludes a stretch of four games in eight days at Fresno State on Saturday (Dec. 11) at 7 p.m. Fans can listen to Al Epstein's broadcast for free via Wave Casts at www.pepperdinesports.com.