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Grand Canyon beats CSUB 72-59 for first place in WAC

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Carlos Johnson scored 20 points and Grand Canyon beat Cal State Bakersfield 72-59 on Saturday night in a game for first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Grand Canyon (14-7, 7-1 Western Athletic Conference) and CSU Bakersfield (15-7, 6-2) entered tied with New Mexico State (18-4, 7-1), which beat Chicago State 83-39 Saturday night, atop the conference. The Antelopes host New Mexico State next Saturday.

Damari Milstead added 18 points for Grand Canyon.

Jarkel Joiner scored 27 points to lead CSUB. Greg Lee added 16 points. The pair each made two of the Roadrunners' six 3-pointers on 24 attempts.

Gerard Martin scored all five of his points on a dunk and 3-pointer during a 24-8 run and Grand Canyon led 56-41 with 7:49 remaining. Matt Jackson added six of his nine points during the stretch. Martin finished with a game-high five steals.

The Antelopes outscored CSUB 27-5 from the free-throw line.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Grand Canyon 14-7 324072
home team logo Cal-Baker. 15-7 302959
Team Stats
away team logo Grand Canyon 14-7 75.3 PPG 39.4 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Cal-Baker. 15-7 70.9 PPG 41.1 RPG 11.1 APG
Key Players
23
C. Johnson 14.3 PPG 4.1 RPG 1.6 APG 49.0 FG%
0
J. Joiner 15.6 PPG 3.6 RPG 1.4 APG 45.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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