By CALIFORNIAN STAFF REPORTS
BOISE, Idaho -- Spencer Bennett scored eight minutes into the third period and Laurent Brossoit stopped 32 shots as the Condors beat the Idaho Steelheads 2-1 on Wednesday night.
The Condors (22-20-1-3) have now won five straight games, their longest winning streak since a six-game stretch in November 2009.
The victory left the Condors one point behind Stockton in the ECHL Western Conference.
It was the first loss in regulation for Idaho in six games. Bakersfield is 5-0-1 against Idaho this season.
Bennett got the game winner when he lifted a backhander past Josh Watson 8:14 into the third. Watson came into the game for Pat Nagle, who left with an apparent eye injury with 1:39 left in the second.
Brossoit won his fourth straight and 14th this season.
Nicholas Tremblay put the Condors up 1-0 with a power-play goal 1:45 into the second but the Steelheads tied the game at 6:17 on a Brett Robinson goal.
The Condors came into the game with the league's best power play at 89 percent and killed all five Idaho power plays.
James Nunnally scored 43 points -- 31 in the first half -- on 15 of 24 shooting from the field, but the Bakersfield Jam lost 118-103 to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.
Mac Koshwal and Nunnally paced the Jam in the opening quarter as they combined for 19 of Bakersfield's 25 first quarter points.
Bakersfield College men's basketball team rallied late and to beat Santa Monica College 64-62 at the Gil Bishop Sports Center.
The Renegades (13-12, 3-7 WSC) trailed at halftime 41-34 thanks to the 3-point shooting by Santa Monica (13-10, 2-7 WSC) which hit 7 3 pointers in the half.
The Renegades were down the entire second half until they unleashed three consecutive 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes,30 seconds.
Van Holloway hit two 3-pointers in a row and Lawrence Moorefinal one to tie the score 62-62 with 1:02 left.
The BC women's basketball team rolled to a 66-54 Western State Conference win over Santa Monica College.
The Renegades took a lead with 19 minutes left in the first half and never trailed.
BC led by 10 at the half. The Renegades also led by as many as 25 with six minutes left in the second half.
Junior Olympic swim meet at BC
The Central California Swimming Junior Olympic Championships come to Bakersfield College this weekend, bringing with them some 1,000 swimmers aged 18 and younger from across the region.
The meet begins at 4 p.m. Friday and continues each of the next three days at 9 a.m. Each day will begin with preliminaries, with finals in those events to follow the same day.
For more information, visit www.bakersfieldaquatics.org or call (661) 395-4663.