Courtesy: Tod Fierner

Gaels Put Up 120 in Win Over Jackson State

The St. Mary’s Gaels feasted on winless Jackson State on Tuesday night at home, defeating them by the final score of 120-67.

Guard Matthew Dellavedova scored 31 points, and forward Brad Waldow added 21 in the rout.

Dellavedova’s three-pointer at the 13:57 mark of the first half capped off a 20-4 start by the Gaels, and they would never look back. Jackson State cut the lead to six midway through the half, but another huge run (this time 17-3) by St. Mary’s put them 52-32 at the half.

The second half was, again, dominated by the Gaels in every which way. They hit the century mark with 8:13 remaining the half on an Elvidas Petrulis three-pointer.

Their 120 points was the second highest single-game total in St. Mary’s history. They shot 61 percent from the field, including 56 percent from three-point range. The Gaels also out-rebounded Jackson State 46-20.

“I thought we did a good job of concentrating and playing right, all the way through, down to the last possession,” coach Randy Bennett said. “We played really efficient offensively. I don’t even know what the stats say, but I just know we played right offensively.”

The Gaels (7-2) will prepare for Pacific next Wednesday at home.

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