MORAGA, Calif. (AP)—Saint Mary’s had four players score in double figures and dominated the paint in a 77-52 rout of Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night in the first round of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic.
Jorden Page led Saint Mary’s (8-1) with 15 points while Steven Holt added 11. Clint Steindl and Kenneth Walker each had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Gaels.
Saint Mary’s outscored Bethune-Cookman (3-8) 40-16 in the paint and outrebounded its opponent 43-21, including 17-4 on the offensive end. Saint Mary’s finished with 18 second-chance points.
Saint Mary’s began the second half with a rapid offensive burst, scoring 10 of the first 13 points to take a 46-27 lead in the first three minutes of the second half and ensure the rout.