The Cuesta College men’s basketball team beat Oxnard 89-59 on Wednesday night in Oxnard as Keshawn Liggins had a team-high 21 points.
The Cougars had four players score a combined 71 points, contributing to a 20-0 run to start the game, as Rafael Casanova had 19 points, and Evgeniy Moiseev had 17 points.
Tayler Thompson added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Cuesta, which outrebound the Condors 43-25.
Cuesta (14-7, 4-1) is tied for first in the Western State Conference North Division with L.A. Pierce.
Arroyo Grande High grad DeSean Scott had a game-high 26 points for Oxnard (2-12, 1-3 WSC).
Cuesta 69, Oxnard 42
Jerrica Crosby had a game-high 18 points along with 10 rebounds in the win for the Cougars (18-5, 4-1 WSC-North) at Oxnard.
They won despite a sloppy start, according to coach Ron Barba, as Cuesta, ranked 14th in the state, trailed 7-2 in the first few minutes.
“We didn’t play very well in the first half, even though we were up 29-18 at halftime,” Barba said. “It was just one of those games and it was great that our bench gave us the energy we needed to get a win.”
This win makes it four in a row for the Cougars, and their 18-5 record ties the best mark in school history over the first 23 games.