Titans Start Quick, Roll Over Carroll College
Nov. 6, 2008
Fullerton, Calif. - Senior Josh Akognon scored 23 points and five teammates also were in double figures Thursday night as Cal State Fullerton rolled to a 101-67 men's basketball exhibition victory over Carroll College of Helena, Montana.
Andy Garland had 20 points and shared the team lead with 7 rebounds for Carroll, an NAIA school which won at Eastern Washington on Saturday night.
Freshman Jacques Streeter had 16 points and senior Marcio Lassiter added 15 for the Titans, who shot 56 percent from the floor, taking advantage of many of the Fighting Saints' 24 turnovers for easy baskets. Junior Gerard Anderson led the Titans with 10 rebounds and had 11 points, as did junior Aaron Thompson. Freshman Ameer Shamsud-din added 12 points.
Chad Vaculin had 15 points and Chris Kaschmitter added 10 for Carroll, which shot only 32 percent from the floor in the first half and 35 percent for the game to offset a 40-34 edge on the backboards.
Fullerton used an early 10-0 run to bolt to a 14-4 lead and never trailed. Carroll got as close as 24-20 before the Titans pulled away to a 45-31 halftime lead. The lead stayed in double figures and got to 20 at 60-40 with 14 minutes remaining.
Carroll plays Saturday night at Cal State Northridge. Fullerton opens its regular season Nov. 12 vs. Texas State in Honolulu, Hawaii.