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.