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Loyola Marymnt 66, Santa Clara 48

2/13/2004

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) -- Sherman Gay had 18 points, four
steals and three blocks to lead Loyola Marymount to a 66-48 victory
over Santa Clara Thursday night.

Gay made seven of 13 shots and scored 13 points in the second
half to spark a Loyola Marymount comeback.

Trailing 38-35, the Lions went on a 15-5 run to take a 51-40
lead with 7:03 remaining in the game and were never seriously
challenged the rest of the way.

Loyola Marymount (12-11, 3-7 West Coast Conference) snapped a
two-game losing streak and held an opponent under 60 points for the
sixth time this season.

Wes Wardrop scored 11 points and Charles Brown added 10 for the
Lions.

The Broncos (13-12, 5-5), who scored just 18 points in the
second half, remained winless in the conference and have dropped
five of their last seven games.

Kyle Bailey led Santa Clara with 12 points and Travis Niesen had
10 rebounds.

Bailey scored 10 points in the final three minutes of the first
half to give the Broncos a 30-25 lead at the break.