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Friday, Jan 10 2014 11:26 PM

Local report: Roadrunner wrestlers top Boise St.

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Cal State Bakersfield won six of 10 matches Friday night and beat Boise State 19-13 in a Pac-12 Conference wrestling match.

The win gave CSUB (3-5, 1-2 Pac-12) its first win over Boise since 2004, breaking a nine-match losing streak.

Boise (1-2, 1-1 Pac-12) is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today coaches poll and No. 20 in the Intermat Top 25.

The Roadrunners (3-5) had decision wins from Jose Mendoza at 133 pounds, Dalton Kelly at 149, Spencer Hill at 157, David Meza at 165, Jesus Ambriz at 174 and Ruben Franklin at 197.

Mendoza beat Ben Demuelle 16-5 for a major decision.

Kelly outlasted Chris Castillo 10-8, Hill edged Holden Packard 6-4, Meza and Abriz both posted 5-3 wins and Franklin beat Cody Dixon 3-1 with a last-second takedown.

CSUB hosts No. 24-ranked Oregon State Sunday at 2 p.m.

Bakersfield Jam

The Jam acquired guard Von Wafer from the D-League's available player pool prior to Friday's game.

The 6-foot-5 Wafer was originally selected in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft by the Lakers. Most recently, the Florida State product played in China for the Shanghai Sharks and averaged 27.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals in five games.

Bakersfield waived guard Carlos Strong due to a season-ending injury.

Jam forwards James Nunnally and Ike Diogu earned first-team All-NBA D-League Showcase honors for their efforts in this week's games at the Showcase in Reno.

Wafer, 28, has played in the NBA for the Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Trail Blazers, Rockets, Celtics and Magic.

High school baseball

Bakersfield High will be dedicating its baseball field to honor former Driller player and coach Ernie Aguirre at its alumni game Feb. 8 at 2nd & P.

Aguirre graduated from BHS in 1966 and was drafted by the Phillies. After a career-ending injury, he returned to coach at Bakersfield before becoming ill in 2005. He passed away as the result of brain cancer shortly after leaving the school.

For more information please call Cecile Shanklin at (661) 319-3851.

CSUB RPIs announced

The NCAA this week released its first of what will be weekly Ratings Percentage Index for its men's and women's basketball team.

The Roadrunner men (7-9) had an RPI of 283 out of 349 teams and the CSUB women (7-7) had an RPI of 190 out of 347 teams.

RPI is used to rank sports teams based on a team's wins and losses, its opponents' winning percentage and the winning percentage of its opponents' opponents. It has been used in college basketball since 1981.

CSUB is in its first season in the Western Athletic Conference.

The WAC teams with the highest RPIs are New Mexico State for the men (52) and Idaho for the women (116).

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