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Thursday, Nov 29 2012 10:23 PM

Local report: CSUB loses point guard Lamb for season

By STAFF, WIRE REPORTS

Zach Lamb, Cal State Bakersfield's starting point guard, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a dislocated right ankle in the Roadrunners' 77-74 win over Westmont College last week.

Lamb, from Norcross, Ga., was CSUB's second-leading scorer last season (10.2) and had a Roadrunner-high 31 points in CSUB's collegeinsider.com tournament game at Utah State.

He was moved to point guard this season after it was decided last year's point guard starter, Issiah Grayson, would redshirt this year as he recovers from off-season knee surgery.

Lamb has a redshirt year available and could play next season, CSUB's first year in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Roadrunners are currently 1-5 and a Division I independent.

Lamb was injured when he attempted to block a shot against Westmont and landed awkwardly on the Westmont player's foot.

Lamb averaged 4.6 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1 assist per game in CSUB's first four games.

Senior Tyrone White has been announced as the new starting point guard and freshman guard Britton Williams, a Liberty High graduate, is expected to receive extra playing time in Lamb's absence.

The Roadrunners play host to Texas-San Antonio Saturday at 7 p.m. in Rabobank Arena.

-- Jeff Evans

Women's basketball

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Oregon State used a 21-0 first- half run to power past Cal State Bakersfield for a 71-48 women's basketball victory.

The Roadrunners led 8-6 before the Beavers scored the next 21 points to break the game open. Oregon State led 41-22 at halftme.

The Roadrunners shot only 29 percent from the field and were outrebounded 57-37.

Jamie Weisner led the Beavers with 17 points. Amber Williams, Brooklynn Hinkens and Cebrina Johnson scored nine points apiece for CSUB. Batabe Zempare had 10 rebounds for the Roadrunners.

CSUB made only 8 of 18 free throws and the Roadrunners were 4 of 19 from 3-point range.

CSUB hosts Cal on Dec. 7. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

Patel shoots 69 in 2nd round of PGA qualifier

LA QUINTA -- Golfer Bhavik patel of Bakersfield shot a 3-under-par 69 on the PGA West Stadium Course and moved into a tie for 39th place after the second round of the final stage of the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.

Patel, who shot on opening-round 70 Wednesday, is 5 strokes off the lead with a 139 in the 172-player field. The six-round tournament concludes Monday. The top 25 and ties earn a PGA Tour card for 2013. The next 50 and ties earn Web.com Tour cards.

Meen Whee Kim shot a 9-under 63 on the Stadium Course to take a one-stroke lead.

Kim was at 13-under in the six-round event.

Two-time tour winner Vaughn Taylor was second after a 64 on the PGA West's Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course.

Richard H. Lee and Steve LeBrun were 11 under. Lee had a 67 in the Stadium Course, and LeBrun had a 69 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course.

Sweden's Robert Karlsson, an 11-time winner on the European Tour, was tied for fifth at 10 under after a 68 on the Stadium Course.

Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton dropped into a tie for 23rd at 7 under after a 70 on the Nicklaus Tournament Course.

Jam tops Idaho, also acquires ex-UNC star

Center Brian Butch had 12 rebounds, seven assists and four blocked shots, and Renaldo Major scored a team-high 24 points to lead the Bakersfield Jam to a 125-119 victory over the Idaho Stampede at the Dignity Health Event Center.

Forward Damion James had 18 points and four blocked shots and seven rebounds, and guard Jerel McNeal added 17 points, three steals and eight assists for Bakersfield (2-1).

Guard Durrell Summers led the Stampede (0-2) with 24 points.

Also Thursday, the Phoenix Suns assigned first-round draft pick Kendall Marshall to the Bakersfield Jam.

The move was made to give more game experience to the former North Carolina star point guard, who was the 13th selection overall in this year's draft.

Marshall, out of the Suns' regular rotation as the team's third point guard behind Goran Dragic and Sebastian Telfair, has appeared in only six games.

The Suns said player development coordinator Lindsey Hunter would accompany Marshall to Bakersfield.

Moorpark defeats BC in women's basketball

Khiylah Dean led Bakersfield College with 17 points but Moorpark College defeated the the Renegades, 63-42, at the Santa Ana Tournament.

BC (1-3) shot 22 percent from field, compared to 47 percent for Moorpark.

BC next plays San Diego Mesa today at 2 p.m. in the tournament.

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