Recap - Santa Clara Defeats Portland 75-63
|Recap - Santa Clara Defeats Portland 75-63|
Santa Clara got 20 points from Kevin Foster as they ran past Portland 75-63 on Saturday at Chiles Center.
Bettors who backed Santa Clara were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks.
Marc Trasolini had 17 points for Santa Clara and Raymond Cowels III chipped in with 17 points. Kevin Foster had 7 assists for them, while Yannick Atanga was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 16 boards.
Portland got a 11-point performance from Thomas van der Mars, who was supported by 11 points from Kevin Bailey. Derrick Rodgers had 7 assists in a losing cause for Portland, while Kevin Bailey grabbed 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Santa Clara were victorious, as the score was 44-30 at the break.
Santa Clara had a 46-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.