Hope Poses Few Problems for Titans, 106-60

Nov. 20, 2008

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Fullerton, Calif. - Senior guard Josh Akognon scored 25 points and five teammates also were in double figures Thursday night as Cal State Fullerton cruised to a 106-60 non-conference men's basketball victory over Hope International.

Fullerton improved to 2-1 with the win over the NAIA school located across Nutwood Avenue, which treated the game as an exhibition.

Akognon scored 19 in the first half as Fullerton built a 60-30 lead and he played only 22 total minutes in the game, hitting 8 of 14 shots overall and 6 of 11 3-point field goals including 3-of-3 in the first two minutes.

Freshman point guard Jacques Streeter had 13 points and 12 assists. Ray Miller, Gerard Anderson and Chris Rhymes each scored 12 points.

Hope was led by Buai Tut, who had 15 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Marcellus Cullors had 8 points.

Fullerton shot 60 percent from the floor and made 10 of 20 3-point tries. Hope shot 34 percent including 3 of 11 treys.

Hope hung with the Div. I Titans for the first 6 minutes, trailing only 22-18. It was 27-20 before Akognon hit his fourth trey to spark a 12-0 run that made it 39-20 with 8:04 remaining in the half.

A 10-0 Fullerton run early in the second half turned it into a 75-34 game with 17 minutes to play. Both teams then substituted liberally.

Fullerton plays Sunday afternoon at defending Big Sky Conference champion Portland State. Hope hosts Pacific Union on Saturday.