POSTED: 11:25 a.m. HST, Dec 25, 2012
Cole Dickerson scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and San Francisco beat East Tennessee State 67-49 in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic Tuesday.
The Dons (6-6) also got 15 points from Cody Doolin and 10 from Tim Derksen to snap a five-game losing streak.
San Francisco shot 42.1 percent on 3-pointers and dominated ETSU inside, with a 38-21 rebounding advantage and a 24-16 edge in points in the paint.
The Buccaneers, who made just 4 of 12 free throws, were led by Jarvis Jones' 17 points. It was their seventh consecutive loss.
ETSU (2-9) held their last lead at 15-14 just past the midway point of the first half, but the Dons outscored the Buccaneers 18-6 to lead 32-21 at halftime.
San Francisco led by as many as 20 points late in the second half.