Weber St. 69, Jacksonville St. 61

Damian Lillard scored 23 points and pulled down eight rebounds

to lead Weber State to a 69-61 victory over Jacksonville State in

the opening round of the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic on

Sunday night.

The Wildcats advanced to Monday’s championship game against

Saint Mary’s, which beat San Francisco State earlier Sunday.

Kyle Bullinger added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Weber State,

which improved to 4-0 for the first time since the 1985-86

season.

Brian Williams scored 16 points and made five assists for the

Gamecocks (2-4), who fell behind by 21 late in the first half but

gradually sliced into the deficit and trailed just 64-59 with a

minute left. But a 3-point try by Williams went in and out, and the

Wildcats held on.

Rinaldo Mafra added 14 points for Jacksonville State, but

leading scorer Tarvin Gaines was held to nine points, six under his

average.