Saint Mary’s 74, Santa Clara 62

Omar Samhan had 22 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocked shots,

Mickey McConnell added 17 points and Saint Mary’s overcame a

sluggish first half to beat Santa Clara 74-62 on Thursday

night.

Clint Steindl scored 12 points and matched his career high with

four 3-pointers for the Gaels (20-3, 7-1 West Coast Conference),

who remained tied for the conference lead with No. 17 Gonzaga.

Marc Trasolini had 18 points and five rebounds for Santa Clara

(9-16, 1-7)).

The Broncos led late in the first half but were outscored 20-6

to start the second half and lost to the Gaels for the fourth

straight time.