Saint Mary’s Gaels
Kayla Standish scored 31 points as No. 22 Gonzaga held off Saint Mary’s 83-78 in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference women’s tournament Saturday.
Rob Jones had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Saint Mary’s defeated Portland 70-43 on Thursday night to give the Gaels at least a share of the West Coast Conference title for the second straight season.
Drew Viney scored 17 points, Anthony Ireland had 16 and Loyola Marymount bounced back from one of its most lopsided losses of the season to beat No. 21 Saint Mary’s 75-60 on Wednesday night.
Matthew Dellavedova had 20 points for Saint Mary’s, which was just 5 of 21 from 3-point range.
Jennifer Hamson had 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday and No. 22 BYU avenged an earlier loss by defeating Saint Mary’s 83-47 Saturday.
Rob Jones had 28 points and eight rebounds, Stephen Holt scored a career-high 23 points and No. 18 Saint Mary’s survived a slow start to beat San Diego 84-73 on Thursday night for its 12th straight victory.
The BracketBuster is a showcase for mid-majors, with the games televised on ESPN.
In the latest Associated Press men’s college basketball poll, the Saint Mary’s Gaels have jumped up the rankings by several positions to No. 18.
Stephen Holt scored 19 points to lead No. 21 Saint Mary’s to a 68-60 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night.
Matthew Dellavedova had 26 points and seven assists, and No. 24 Saint Mary’s held off Santa Clara 93-77 on Saturday night.