Loyola Marymount steamrolls Bethesda 106-50
LOS ANGELES (AP) Reserves Jordan Bell and Ivan Alipiev combined to score 31 points and Loyola Marymount got 67 points from its bench in a 106-50 thumping of Bethesda on Thursday night.
Zafir Williams scored all 10 of his points in the first half to lead the Lions (8-0) to a 57-27 advantage at intermission over the National Christian Colleges Athletic Association school from Anaheim, California.
James Batemon scored 10, but didn't attempt a free throw. Batemon, who shoots 88.3 percent from the foul line, came into the game with an NCAA best 53-made free throws. Petr Herman added 10 points off the bench and Mattias Markusson finished with nine points and 10 rebounds. The Lions shot 66 percent in the first half and connected on 7 of 13 from distance (54 percent).
Ian Fox paced the Flames with 12 points, but he made just 3 of 14 from the floor and missed all six of his 3-point tries. Bethesda shot just 29 percent from the floor for the game (15 of 52), including 5 of 25 from beyond the arc.
Loyola Marymount had a 67-13 advantage in bench points and a 64-16 edge in points in the paint.
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