Bakersfield College men’s basketball gave up more than 100 points for the second game in a row and lost to El Camino, 104-87, on Friday night. The Renegades have now lost three out of their last four games.

It was only BC’s second home game of the season.

El Camino made 18 of its 45 3-point attempts. The Warriors’ press forced the Renegades into 30 turnovers. Seven different El Camino players reached double digits.

“We’re just not a team that handles pressure well and it showed tonight,” BC head coach Rich Hughes said. “They just beat us in every facet of the game.”

BC was led by 34 points from Jamar Hammonds. Tucker Eenigenburg had 21. The Renegades were held to almost 20 less shots than El Camino and suffered with an 18.8 percent conversion rate from 3.

BC’s Jaylunn English only played 16 minutes and fouled out on a technical foul.

“Style wise, I don’t think we play well against teams like that,” Hughes said. “Some people might call that an excuse, but it is one of those things where we play better with teams that are more half-court oriented.”

The Renegades head to Los Angeles Southwest to take on Cerritos on Saturday at 3 p.m. That is the Renegades’ final game before conference play starts at home against LA Pierce on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Players played hard all game. They also forced 27 turnovers against El Camino. There were also some remarkably botched calls by the refs in the second half.

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