REDLANDS, CA – The Redlands men's basketball team posted an 89-52 win over Caltech on Wednesday evening.
The Bulldogs, who came into the game as the highest scoring team in the SCIAC, scored 85 or more points for the 11th time this season. They were led in scoring by Alex Rudd's game high 21 points. Rudd only missed four of his 13 shots from the field.
The home team grabbed control of the game during the early stages of the game. After an Andrew Hogue three-pointer made the score 12-9 Bulldogs with 13:31 on the clock, the Redlands offense took over. The home team scored on nine of their next 10 possessions in grabbing a 31-14 advantage.
Redlands continued to push the scoring tempo as they eventually took a 48-18 lead into the locker room. During the first 20 minutes of action the Bulldogs converted on 20-of-34 shots (58.8 percent), including a 5-for-8 effort from behind the arc.
The conference's top team in the standings was efficient shooting the ball as they converted on 36 of their 61 field goal attempts (59 percent). It was the seventh time this season the Bulldogs hit at least half of their field goal attempts.
All but two of the Beaver points came from four people. Bryan Joel led Caltech in scoring for the second time this season with his 14-point evening.
With his 12-point effort Michael Edwards moved his season total to 348 points. With one more point he will move into the top 20 in Caltech single season scoring efforts. In doing so, he would be the first player in school history to have all four of his season scoring efforts rank in school's top 20 list.
Hogue recorded his first career double-double with a 12-point, 10-rebound performance. His 10 rebounds ties a career high. Kc Emezie scored in double figures for the seventh time in his last eight games with a 12-point night.
Caltech takes the weekend off from competition. The Beavers next game is Wednesday, Feb. 13 when they host new SCIAC foe Chapman at 7:30 p.m.