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Card Defeats Roadrunners for Fourth Straight

Dec 21, 2020

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- Ziaire Williams scored 17 points, Bryce Wills had 14 and Stanford beat Bakersfield 63-50 on Monday night in Santa Cruz.

Stanford (5-2), which beat Arizona 78-75 on Saturday to snap a 20-game losing streak against the Wildcats, shot just 35% (9 of 26) in the first half but 61% (11 of 18) in the second for its fourth straight win.

Williams shot 4 of 12 from the floor and made 9 of 10 free throws. Wills was 5-of-7 shooting. The duo had team highs with seven rebounds and three assists apiece.

Oscar da Silva, who scored 21 points in the Cardinal's win against Arizona, had 10 points against the Roadrunners and snapped his three-game stretch of scoring 20-plus points.

Justin Edler-Davis scored 13 points for Bakersfield (3-3). Taze Moore had 11 points and De'Monte Buckingham 10.

The Cardinal took the lead for good midway through the first half. CSUB pulled within seven points in the second before Stanford used a 13-5 run to build its largest lead, 57-42 with 5:44 remaining. Wills scored the last six points that included a dunk during the stretch.

The Stanford home game was played at Permanente Arena due to COVID-19 restrictions in Santa Clara County. The Cardinal's next scheduled game is Dec. 31 at Oregon State to resume Pac-12 play.