UC Riverside rolls past Bethesda 112-47.
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Zac Watson scored 25 points, Ajani Kennedy and Menno Dijkstra posted double-doubles and UC Riverside overwhelmed Bethesda 112-47 on Friday night.
Watson was 11-of-13 shooting with nine rebounds, Kennedy scored 18 points with 11 rebounds and Dijkstra added 16 points and 13 boards for the Highlanders (6-10), playing their final nonconference game and improving to 5-1 at home.
Jordan Gilliam scored 17 points and had nine assists and eight rebounds for UCR and Dikymbe Martin made three 3-pointers and scored 11 points. The Highlanders shot 53 percent, outrebounded the Flames 55-23 and outscored Bethesda 30-3 off turnovers. The Highlanders made 12 3-pointers but those came on 42 attempts.
UCR led 55-20 at halftime.
Mehran Nazarian led Bethesda, a National Christian College Athletic Association team, with 22 points with Jeremiah Tardy adding 12. The Flames shot 30 percent overall and 19 percent from the arc (4 of 21).
Updated January 5, 2019