Portland 71, Loyola Marymount 48
Luke Sikma had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Portland defeated
Loyola Marymount 71-48 Saturday.
Sikma, who became Portland’s all-time leader in rebounds on
Thursday at Pepperdine, is now three points shy of 1,000 for his
career. Nemanja Mitrovic added 16 points and seven rebounds for the
Pilots (18-8, 5-5 West Coast), who swept the season series after
defeating the Lions 79-78 in double overtime on Jan. 14.
Loyola Marymount (9-17, 1-10) struggled offensively without
leading scorer and rebounder Drew Viney, who missed his third
straight game due to illness and migraines. Larry Davis had 11
points and Anthony Ireland 10 for the Lions, who shot 31 percent
from the field and were almost as bad from the free-throw line,
making just 6 of 18 attempts.
The Pilots led by as many as 18 points in the first half, then
opened the second half on a 9-1 run to take a 45-25 lead and put
the game out reach.