MORAGA, Calif. (AP)Mitchell Saxen scored 15 points as Saint Mary’s (Cal) beat Portland 85-43 on Saturday night.
Saxen added 14 rebounds for the Gaels (14-4, 3-0 West Coast Conference). Aidan Mahaney scored 15 points and added five rebounds. Harry Wessels finished 5 of 5 from the floor to finish with 12 points.
Alden Applewhite finished with 13 points for the Pilots (8-10, 0-3). Joey St. Pierre added nine points and seven rebounds for Portland. Kristian Sjolund also recorded six points and six rebounds.
Saint Mary’s took the lead with 16:44 remaining in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 41-14 at halftime, with Mahaney racking up 10 points. Saint Mary’s pulled away with a 13-2 run in the second half to extend a 22-point lead to 33 points. They outscored Portland by 15 points in the final half, as Wessels led the way with a team-high 10 second-half points.
Both teams next play Thursday. Saint Mary’s hosts Loyola Marymount and Portland hosts San Francisco.
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