No. 17 St. Mary's holds on for 61-57 win at Dayton
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Jock Landale scored 15 points off moves to the basket and Calvin Hermanson had 16 points from the perimeter on Saturday, forming an inside-outside attack that swept No. 17 St. Mary's to a 61-57 victory over Dayton in the Gaels' first road game.
The Gaels (3-0) led the whole way, pulling ahead by 20 points midway through the second half and holding off a late Dayton rally.
The Flyers (2-1) took advantage of the Gaels' sloppiness and went on a 14-1 run, cutting it to 59-57 on Charles Cooke's jumper with 25 seconds left. Emmett Naar hit two free throws with 7.2 seconds left to clinch it, leaving the Flyers 1-2 against Top 25 teams over the last two seasons. Cooke led the Flyers with 19 points.