Telfair scores 18, helps Idaho State pull away from Bristol

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Ethan Telfair scored 18 points and Idaho State pulled away midway through the second half to beat Division II Bristol of Anaheim, California, 80-61 on Saturday night.

Telfair, who had just two points in the Bengals’ 78-44 loss against No. 17 Wisconsin on Wednesday, was just 4 of 13 from the field but made 10 of 14 free-throw attempts. Hayes Garrity scored 16 points and Brandon Boyd added 15 for Idaho State (2-8).

Michael Crosby scored 16 points and Mark Rodriques had 15 to lead Bristol.

The Bengals built a seven-point halftime lead, and Bristol pulled to 43-40 with about 15 minutes remaining. The Bengals used a 14-7 spurt to take a double-digit lead midway through the second half, and stretched their lead to 20 points with about five minutes left.

It was the first meeting between the schools.