Saint Mary's leaves Pacific behind, winning 79-73

Saint Mary's leaves Pacific behind, winning 79-73
January 18, 2014, 8:15 pm
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Saint Mary's outscored Pacific 48-35 in the second half, cruising to a 79-73 victory. (USATSI)

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MORAGA, Ca -- Stephen Holt led the way, scoring 26 points as St. Mary's (Cal) overcame a Pacific halftime lead and won 79-73 on Saturday night.

Brad Waldow contributed 22 points and Kerry Carter added 21 in the Gaels winning effort.

Pacific (10-7, 1-5 West Coast) led St. Mary's 38-31 at the break, but Waldow scored nine of St. Mary's (14-5, 4-2) first 12 second half points and the Gaels were back in the game tied at 47 with 12:47 remaining.

Holt and Waldow combined for 14 points over the next four minutes and the Gaels overtook Pacific, leading 61-54 with 8:11 remaining.

Kerry Carter followed with 3 treys and St. Mary's took a 14 point lead into the final stretch. Pacific responded with a 12-2 effort leading into the final minute but fell short of closing the gap.

Tony Gill led Pacific with 16 points.