Alipiev, Dortch lead Loyola Marymount past Air Force 78-64

BIMINI, Bahamas (AP) — Ivan Alipiev scored 18 points as Loyola Marymount defeated Air Force 78-64 on Thursday in the Junkanoo Jam.

LMU shot 57.7% from the field in the first half, and finished at 62.5% (30 for 48). There were seven lead changes in the first half, and LMU held the lead the entire second half.

Parker Dortch added 17 points for the Lions, while Eli Scott chipped in 16. Scott also had nine assists and seven rebounds. Keli Leaupepe had 10 points.

A.J. Walker had 18 points for the Falcons (2-3). Lavelle Scottie added 16 points. Abe Kinrade had seven rebounds.

Loyola Marymount matches up against Indiana State on Friday. Air Force plays Duquesne on Friday.