Brett Collins scored 25 points and made seven 3-pointers, and Tron Smith had a career-best 23 points in St. Mary’s 97-72 victory over Pepperdine on Saturday night at Firestone Fieldhouse. Collins capped a 17-5 run with a 3-pointer to give St. Mary’s a 29-point lead with 9:50 remaining. Pepperdine secured the No. 5 seed in the WCC tournament and will face Saint Mary’s for the third straight year in the first round on Thursday. George was 8 of 12 from the floor and 7 for 7 at the free-throw line. Sherriel Boyd added 10 points for Pepperdine, while Taylor Smith had nine points. CSUN 72, Pacific 51: LaJoyce King recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Jazelle Burries added 17 points as the visiting Matadors (12-14, 8-4 Big West) snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory over the Tigers (8-19, 2-10). BASEBALL USC 4, Tulane 3: For the second straight day, freshman Grant Green provided the winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to give the Trojans (9-6) the victory over No. 21 Tulane (4-4) at Dedeaux Field. Freshman pitcher Robert Stock (Agoura High) recorded his first collegiate win, throwing 21/3 no-hit innings with two walks and two strikeouts in relief. Pepperdine 3, Fresno State 2: Freshman catcher Trent Diedrich’s one-out bases-loaded single to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning brought home Chase d’Arnaud with the winning run and lifted the No. 15 Waves (9-3) to the victory over the visiting Bulldogs (5-8). CSUN 3, Oklahoma State 2: Kris Kasarjian’s two-run triple capped a three-run sixth inning that gave the Matadors (10-6) the victory over the No. 16 Cowboys (5-3) at Matador Field. Jimmy Jolicoeur allowed seven hits and two runs in 61/3 innings, and Edwin Quirarte pitched 22/3 innings of hitless relief for his first save of the season. Cal State Fullerton 7, UCLA4: Brandon Crawford and Alden Carrithers each had three hits for the Bruins (7-5) in their loss to the Titans. FOOTBALL Two commit to Trojans: USC received two commitments from high school juniors: Chris Polk, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound wide receiver from East Valley High in Redlands and Matt Meyer, a 6-7, 285-pound lineman from Lincoln High in Stockton. – Scott Wolf HANDBALL National Intercollegiate Championships: Top-seeded Brian Carroll of the Dublin Institute of Technology defeated Missouri State’s Chip Morales 21-14, 14-21, 11-7 to reach today’s final at the Spectrum Club in Canoga Park. Carroll will meet No. 2 seed Louis Moreno of Pima (Ariz.) Community College, who advanced to the finals by rallying past Jon Iglesias of Lake Forest College 10-21, 21-12, 11-8. On the women’s side, No. 1 Eimear Ni Fhalluin of University College of Dublin cruised to a 21-4, 21-6 semifinal victory against DIT’s Emer Coyle. Maria Daly of University College Cork beat Carly Stickles of Lake Forest 21-7, 21-7 in the other semifinal. The finals are scheduled for 8 a.m. today. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! St. Mary’s outrebounded the Waves 43-19. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL California 88, UCLA 69: Devanei Hampton had 21 points and 13rebounds to lead the Golden Bears (22-7, 12-6 Pacific-10) to the victory over the visiting Bruins (13-17, 7-11). Noelle Quinn, watched by a pair of WNBA scouts in preparation for April’s draft, had 19 points, 10rebounds and seven assists for UCLA, and Lindsey Pluimer scored18. Pepperdine 77, Santa Clara69: Teiosha George scored a career-high 23 points as the Waves (13-16, 6-8 West Coast Conference) ended the regular season on a high note with the victory over the Broncos (13-16, 5-9). Diamon Simpson added 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks, and Omar Samhan had 12 points and seven rebounds and sank all six of his free throws for the Gaels (15-14, 7-6 West Coast Conference). Pepperdine (7-22, 3-10) had not lost as many as 22 games since the 1965-66 season, when it dropped 24.