LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Wes Wardrop scored 18 points and Chris Ayer
had 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead Loyola Marymount to a 72-62
victory over Santa Clara Saturday.
Wardrop made three 3-pointers to spark a 15-5 run at the
beginning of the second-half that gave the Lions a 37-29 lead with
14 minutes left.He finished with four 3-pointers and eight assists, and made
five key free throws down the stretch to help Loyola Marymount
(7-12, 4-1 West Coast Conference) win for the fourth time in five
games.Matthew Knight had his tenth double-double of the season,
scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Lions. Brandon
Worthy added 12 points.Santa Clara (8-8, 1-3) trimmed Loyola Marymount's lead to 60-57
with 2:41 left following Brandon Rohe's 3-pointer. But the Lions
made 11 of 14 free throws in the final 2:20 to secure the victory.Travis Niesen tied his season-high and led all scorers with 28
points for Santa Clara.Rohe added 12 points for the Broncos.Santa Clara has lost three straight and is 1-6 on the road.