Dec 1, 2014 12:54 AM by Ross Field
Troy Leaf scored 17 points and Azusa Pacific (6-1) knocked off Chico State 75-61 on Saturday in the finale of the 55th annual Mac Martin Invitational.
Robert Sandoval scored 11 points. Will Ward came off the bench to contribute 12 points and six boards.
Chico State (3-2) was led by Robert Duncan with 15 points and Mike Rosaroso had a career-high 14. Jordan Semple added 10 points and 6 assists.
In the first half Azusa Pacific benefitted from a cold Chico State squad as the 'Cats misfired on nine of its first 11 shots and the Cougars built a 17-point lead and led 35-24 at the half.
The second half was more of the same, as Azusa Pacific opened up a 25-point advantage before three three-pointers, one by Duncan and two by Rosaroso, cut the lead to 13.
However the Wildcats could not claw any closer than 12.