NCAA Game Summary - Saint Mary's at Portland

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Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Clint Steindl paced five teammates in double figures with 15 points as the Saint Mary's-CA Gaels made easy work of the Portland Pilots 70-43 in West Coast Conference action at Chiles Center.

Rob Jones tallied 12 points and 13 rebounds while Matthew Dellavedova added 12 points and nine assists for Saint Mary's (24-5, 13-2 WCC), which had lost three of its previous four games. Mitchell Young and Beau Levesque scored 10 points apiece for the Gaels.

For Portland (6-22, 3-12), Nemanja Mitrovic scored 14 points. The Pilots have now lost five in a row and 11 of their last 12 games.

Saint Mary's shot an impressive 57.7 percent from the field in the first half and allowed Portland to make just 7-of-28 of its field goals to take a comfortable 35-18 lead into halftime.

The Gaels made only eight field goals in the second stanza but continued to stretch their lead by going 18-of-21 from the foul line after the break.

Portland committed 17 turnovers and lost the battle on the boards, 34-24.

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