Santa Clara Sinks Portland, 84-73
Jan 13, 2002
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Kyle Bailey scored 18 points and had nine rebounds as Santa Clara defeated Portland 84-73 in West Coast Conference play Sunday.
Steve Ross added 15 points and six rebounds for the Broncos, who improved to 1-1 in conference play and 6-9 overall. Casey Frandsen led Portland (4-12) with 21 points.
Portland, which twice overcame 10-point deficits to take a lead, didn't have enough manpower to stay with Santa Clara down the stretch. It was the Pilots' eighth straight loss.
Portland rallied from a 50-40 deficit to take a 54-53 lead on a 3-pointer by Patrick Galos.
The Broncos then regained the advantage with a three-minute run including four 3-pointers, two by Ethan Rohde. That streak was capped by a 3-pointer from Bailey that put Santa Clara ahead 67-58 with 9:28 left.
Santa Clara put the game away with a 10-3 run that made the score 77-64 with 3:01 remaining.
Portland dug itself a hole early by missing its first six shots of the game while Santa Clara hit 6-9 for a 13-0 lead.
Coky Rochin added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Pilots, giving him his 11th double-double of the season. Rochin is now tied for second place nationwide in that category.