Alonso Tacanga

At halftime, the Matadors lead Bakersfield 38-24. Tremaine Townsend’s leading all scorers with 14 points while the second-leading scorer – surprisingly – is seldom-used guard Therin Taylor, who has nine.

The Roadrunners had spread the wealth offensively, but shot just 28 percent from the field.

The crowd has increased considerably now.