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Strong 1st half lets Bakersfield roll past Riverside, 67-48

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 2, 2016 at 9:40 p.m.

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Jaylin Airington and Kevin Mays each scored 17 points and CS Bakersfield rode a double-digit first half lead to a 67-48 win over UC Riverside Saturday night.

After getting held to 1-for-11 shooting against Arizona State, Mays now has put up back-to-back double digit scoring efforts, scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds in an 80-68 win over Morgan State on New Year's Eve. Mays was 8 of 14 from the field against the Highlanders with four boards and two assists.

Airington shot 7 of 13 from the field and hit half of his four 3-point attempts. Dedrick Basile added 15 points for the Roadrunners (10-5).

Taylor Johns scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead UC Riverside, with Secean Johnson adding another 12 points.

The Highlanders (9-7) lost to Ohio Wednesday, 81-59, to snap a four-game win streak.

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