MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Aidan Mahaney scored 25 points as Saint Mary’s (CA) beat Loyola Marymount 76-62 on Thursday night.
Mahaney was 10-of-20 shooting, including 2 for 8 from distance, and went 3 for 3 from the line for the Gaels (15-4, 4-0 West Coast Conference). Logan Johnson scored 19 points and added six rebounds and five assists. Alex Ducas was 5-of-10 shooting (2 for 6 from distance) to finish with 13 points. The Gaels prolonged their winning streak to six games.
Cameron Shelton led the Lions (12-7, 2-3) in scoring, finishing with 18 points and four assists. Alex Merkviladze added nine points for Loyola Marymount. Keli Leaupepe also had seven points and eight rebounds.
Saint Mary’s (CA) took the lead with 12:44 left in the first half and did not relinquish it. The score was 35-21 at halftime, with Mahaney racking up 15 points. Saint Mary’s (CA) closed out its victory in the second half, with Johnson scoring a team-high 12 points after halftime.
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