ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Victor Sanders scored 24 points to help Idaho slip past Santa Clara 69-59 in the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night.
The Vandals (3-1) led 25-24 at the break but fell behind early in the second half and trailed 50-40 midway. Sanders sank a 3-pointer to get them back on top, 60-59, with 3:08 to play, and then struck again from distance as part of a 9-0 finish for the final score.
Perrion Callandret added 20 points, three rebounds and seven assists for the Vandals. Nate Sherwood chipped in nine points with five rebounds. Callandret’s 5 of 5 from distance helped the team average 55 percent from 3-point range and 46 percent from the field overall.
KJ Feagin led the Broncos (1-3) with 18 points and six assists. Santa Clara has lost three straight after winning its opener against Division III La Verne.
The Vandals play Cal State Bakersfield at 8 p.m. on Friday.
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