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Balanced Pepperdine beats Loyola Marymount in WCC opener

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) Eric Cooper Jr. and Jade' Smith scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced attack and Pepperdine beat Loyola Marymount 77-62 in a West Coast Conference opener on Thursday night.

The Lions (12-3) came in with the most nonconference victories in program history, but they shot 38 percent from the field and made only 4 of 18 3-pointers on Thursday.

Colbey Ross scored 14 points, Kameron Edwards 13 and Darnell Dunn 11 for Pepperdine (8-7). Smith and Edwards collected eight rebounds apiece.

Eli Scott led LMU with 18 points and seven rebounds.

Pepperdine led the entire first half and 31-27 at the break. After LMU took a 36-34 lead near the 17-minute mark, the Waves took control with a 15-2 run over the next seven minutes. Pepperdine led by at least nine points over the final 10 minutes.

It was the 399th career victory for Lorenzo Romar, who is in his second stint as head coach at Pepperdine.

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Key Players
J. Batemon
C. Ross
34.1 Min. Per Game 34.1
19.4 Pts. Per Game 19.4
7.2 Ast. Per Game 7.2
3.2 Reb. Per Game 3.2
43.9 Field Goal % 43.6
27.5 Three Point % 34.4
86.2 Free Throw % 81.8
+ 2 Eli Scott made tip-in 5.0
  Offensive rebound by Eli Scott 8.0
  Eli Scott missed layup 10.0
+ 2 Darnell Dunn made layup, assist by Jade Smith 15.0
  Lost ball turnover on Eli Scott, stolen by Jade Smith 24.0
  Defensive rebound by Eli Scott 28.0
  Darnell Dunn missed layup, blocked by Eli Scott 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Pepperdine 44.0
  Eli Scott missed layup 46.0
+ 2 Kameron Edwards made layup, assist by Colbey Ross 46.0
  Defensive rebound by Colbey Ross 53.0
Team Stats
Points 62 77
Field Goals 22-57 (38.6%) 23-50 (46.0%)
3-Pointers 4-18 (22.2%) 11-25 (44.0%)
Free Throws 14-18 (77.8%) 20-26 (76.9%)
Total Rebounds 35 28
Offensive 10 7
Defensive 21 19
Team 4 2
Assists 11 21
Steals 5 7
Blocks 4 6
Turnovers 16 12
Fouls 21 19
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 7 REB, 1 AST
15 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo LMU 12-3 273562
home team logo Pepperdine 8-7 314677
Team Stats
away team logo LMU 12-3 67.2 PPG 34.8 RPG 13.3 APG
home team logo Pepperdine 8-7 75.6 PPG 34.9 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
0
E. Scott F 8.2 PPG 4.8 RPG 2.6 APG 53.1 FG%
5
J. Smith G 9.6 PPG 5.9 RPG 1.7 APG 48.6 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Scott F 18 PTS 7 REB 1 AST
J. Smith G 15 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
38.6 FG% 46.0
22.2 3PT FG% 44.0
77.8 FT% 76.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Scott 18 7 1 6/11 2/2 4/5 1 30 0 2 3 2 5
J. Batemon 12 2 1 2/11 0/6 8/10 5 28 1 0 5 1 1
J. Quintana 10 4 2 4/15 1/8 1/1 3 31 2 1 2 1 3
M. Markusson 4 7 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 20 0 0 3 3 4
E. Johansson 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Scott 18 7 1 6/11 2/2 4/5 1 30 0 2 3 2 5
J. Batemon 12 2 1 2/11 0/6 8/10 5 28 1 0 5 1 1
J. Quintana 10 4 2 4/15 1/8 1/1 3 31 2 1 2 1 3
M. Markusson 4 7 0 2/5 0/0 0/0 3 20 0 0 3 3 4
E. Johansson 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 15 0 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Douglas 11 5 2 5/9 0/0 1/2 3 28 1 0 2 2 3
Z. Williams 4 3 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 3
J. Bell 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 3 8 0 1 1 0 0
J. McClendon 0 1 3 0/3 0/1 0/0 2 28 1 0 0 1 0
I. Alipiev 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
P. Herman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gipson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 62 31 11 22/57 4/18 14/18 21 200 5 4 16 10 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Cooper Jr. 15 4 2 4/6 4/6 3/4 1 38 0 0 1 1 3
J. Smith 15 8 2 5/9 3/5 2/2 4 31 2 0 2 2 6
C. Ross 14 2 12 1/8 1/4 11/12 3 38 1 0 4 0 2
Ka. Edwards 13 8 0 5/10 1/2 2/4 4 24 0 2 1 2 6
D. Dunn 11 2 4 4/9 1/3 2/4 3 31 1 1 3 1 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Cooper Jr. 15 4 2 4/6 4/6 3/4 1 38 0 0 1 1 3
J. Smith 15 8 2 5/9 3/5 2/2 4 31 2 0 2 2 6
C. Ross 14 2 12 1/8 1/4 11/12 3 38 1 0 4 0 2
Ka. Edwards 13 8 0 5/10 1/2 2/4 4 24 0 2 1 2 6
D. Dunn 11 2 4 4/9 1/3 2/4 3 31 1 1 3 1 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Ke. Edwards 5 2 1 2/4 1/3 0/0 3 21 3 2 1 1 1
A. Ball 2 0 0 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
V. Ohia Obioha 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0
D. Polk Jr. 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
M. Cage - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Yee-Stephens - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Mailliard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Wexler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Yoon - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Stormo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Perrot - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 77 26 21 23/50 11/25 20/26 19 200 7 6 12 7 19