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Friday, Feb 01 2013 10:56 PM

Local report: Boise State finishes strong for wrestling victory over CSUB

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

BOISE, Idaho -- Cal State Bakersfield opened Friday's Pac-12 wrestling match with Boise State by taking a 12-0 lead, but the No. 24-ranked Broncos dominated after that to rally from behind for a 23-15 win before 2,723 fans at Taco Bell Arena.

CSUB took the early lead on Tyler Iwamura's 12-7 decision over Rami Haddad at 125 pounds and Miguel Comparan's injury default win over 15th-ranked Brian Owen at 133.

Roadrunner freshman Timmy Box added to CSUB's lead with a 12-5 decision over Travis Himmelman at 141.

Boise won the next three matches to tie the team score. CSUB freshman Bryce Hammond had a 5-4 win over Scott Bacon at 174 to give CSUB a 15-12 lead, but the Broncos won the final three matches for the final margin.

CSUB is at No. 9-ranked Oregon tonight.

BC beaten by Fresno in softball opener

FRESNO -- Fresno City College scored four runs in the first and second innings and coasted from there in a season-opening 12-1 softball win over Bakersfield College.

The Renegades were held to singles by Katie Hoffman and Kassidi Ward.

Pinch runner Kris Jones scored BC's run on a steal of home in the fifth inning.

The game was called in the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.

Taft, Feather River split

TAFT-- Allen Sanchez struck out four and scattered six hits in seven innings, helping Taft College win its baseball season opener 1-0 over Feather River College, which rebounded to win the second game of the doubleheader 9-1.

The Cougars' lone run in the opener was scored in the seventh inning by Josh Roelofs on an RBI single by Frontier High graduate Shane Sudsbury.

Michael Vaquera pitched two innings of hitless relief for the save.

Feather River outhit Taft 15-2 in the second game.

Taft will host L.A. Harbor at 1:30 p.m. today.

Jam turns back Toros

Center Brian Butch had team highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bakersfield Jam to a 115-109 victory over the Austin Toros at the Dignity Health Event Center.

Damion James scored 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting, and Jeremy McNeal added 21 points and 10 assists for the Jam (18-9).

Bakersfield rallied from a 61-54 halftime deficit. The Jam committed only seven turnovers.

The teams square off again tonight.

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