Batemon, Douglas help Loyola Marymount beat Santa Clara
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) James Batemon hit four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, freshman Dameane Douglas had his third double-double of the season, and Loyola Marymount rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Santa Clara 69-61 Saturday night.
Douglas scored 20 points, tied his career-high with 10 rebounds and had a season-best six assists. Mattias Markusson had 13 points and Eli Scott scored all of his nine points in the second half for Loyola Marymount (15-6, 3-4 West Coast Conference).
Scott scored five points and Douglas had two dunks in a 15-second span during an 11-1 run that trimmed LMU's deficit to 42-41 with 14:39 to play. After Santa Clara's Josip Vrankic answered with a 3-point play, the Lions hit four 3-pointers as the scored 18 of the next 20 points to take a 12-point lead with five minutes left and it was at least a two-possession game the rest of the way.
Trey Wertz had 13 points and Josh Martin scored 11 with 11 rebounds for Santa Clara (11-11, 3-5). The Broncos, who led 22-8 with nine minutes left in the first half, made 7 of 26 (27 percent) from the field after halftime.
LMU, which missed 13 of its first 15 shots, shot 59 percent (13 of 22) from the field in the second half.
Updated January 27, 2019