Maurice Pullum scored 19 points and Julius Thomas 15 to lead UC Riverside to a 71-68 victory over Chapman Saturday in a California Collegiate Athletic Assn. men's basketball game at Chapman.
Chapman (15-10, 6-6) is tied with Cal State Northridge for fourth place and the final spot in the conference's postseason tournament. Chapman travels to Northridge Thursday before closing out the season at Cal State Los Angeles Saturday.
In other games:
Pacific Christian 66, Life 55--Burton Lalk scored 20 points and had 18 rebounds to lead Pacific Christian (29-5) to the championship of the Western Christian Athletic Assn. Western regional tournament. Lalk was voted the tournament's most valuable player.
Sam Updike of Life came into the game averaging 29 points but was held to 6 by PCC's Burton Crayton. PCC's Bill Edwards had two steals and two baskets in the final minute of the half to tie the score, 30-30.