by Spencer Rodak
The SUU men’s basketball team won its Saturday afternoon matchup with San Diego Christian College, 87-68 at the America First Event Center.
The Thunderbirds (4-3) led the entire first half, taking a 41-37 lead into the halftime break.
In the second half the SUU offense exploded, going on an 18-3 run to take a 59-40 lead with just under 13 minutes left in the game.
The Thunderbirds were able to ride the advantage for the rest of the contest, taking an easy 87-68 win.
SUU was led by Brandon Better, who scored 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds, leading the Thunderbirds in both categories.
Jadon Cohee added 16 points for SUU, and Jamal Aytes chipped in with 14. Dre Marin and Christian Musoko each scored 13 for the Thunderbirds, who had five players reach double figures.
Up next, SUU will take on Long Beach State at home on December 6. Tipoff is slated for 6:30 p.m.