The Gael Offense came on strong Saturday afternoon at McKeon Pavilion in Moraga. The Gaels win their seventh straight and move to 8-1 in the WCC. The Pilots drop to 1-8.
In the 1st half it was all Gaels. Matthew Dellavedova lit it up from behind the arc going 4-6. He went on a 5-0 run with a three pointer followed by a steel and a quick two with 13:55. Dellavedova continued his run scoring 11 straight for the Gaels. He ended the half leading the Gaels with 14 points and two assists. Jordan page was in the number two spot with 11 points going 5-7. Off the bench, Beau Levesque scored all five bench points going 2-6. From the paint, the Gaels put up 16.
The Pilots were held to just 22 1st half points. Leading the way for the Pilots was Thomas van der Mars with nine. Kevin Bailey was held to four, shooting 2-3 from the floor. From the paint, the Pilots had 10. Their bench was shut down with zero.
For the half, the Gaels went 16-36 (44.4%) from the floor and 6-12 (50%) from three point land. Portland went 9-22 (40.9%) from the floor and 1-1 (100%) in three pointers.
The second half started with a continuing offensive domination for the Gaels with an 11-0 run. Two of those points came off a Jordan Giusti steel at 15:15. With 13:04 remaining in the game, the Gaels built their lead to 52-21. Portland called a full time out to try and re-group. Portland’s first second half points were scored by Oskars Reinfelds with 11:40 remaining in the game. The Gaels continued their offensive run and built the lead to 35 points 70-35 with 6:13 remaining in the game. Portland never got into the game and suffered a 77-42 loss.
For the game, the Gaels went 28-60 (46.7%) from the floor and 11-23 (47.8%) from behind the arc. The Pilots were 15-48 (31.3%) from the floor and 2-4 (50.0%) from threes. The Gaels put up 29 points from both the paint and the bench. The Pilots had 16 in the paint and seven total from the bench.
The Gaels were led tonight by Dellavedova with 23 points (7-12). Page had 11, and Young had 10. Off the bench, Levesque had nine and Giusti had eight off of two 3’s in the second half.
For the Pilots van de Mars led the way with 13 points (4-7) and Bailey was held to seven points going 3-10.
The Gaels head back on the road and face Bay Area Rivals Santa Clara Thursday night the 7th at 8:00pm.