Recap: Loyola Marymount vs. Portland State
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Ashley Hamilton made all seven of his free throw attempts and scored 19 points to lead the Loyola Marymount Lions to a 66-56 win over the Portland State Vikings at Gersten Pavilion.
Hamilton has now scored in double figures in all eight games this season for the Lions (4-4). Leading scorer Anthony Ireland struggled from the field but managed 12 points thanks to an 8-of-10 shooting performance from the free throw stripe. Godwin Okonji, Chase Flint and C.J. Blackwell all added 10. Alex Osborne did not score but finished with nine boards.
Marcus Hall scored 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting off the bench to lead the Vikings (1-4), who have now lost four games in a row. Dre Winston netted 14 points. Portland State was outrebounded, 41-27.
Neither team was able to take control in the first half, which ended with Loyola Marymount ahead, 30-29. Both teams knocked down 12 shots including three from behind the arc. Hall scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting for the Vikings before the break.
The Lions increased their lead and pulled away in the second half thanks to a dominant effort on the glass. They finished the game with 13 offensive rebounds and 15 second chance points.
Portland State still leads the all-time series, 3-2.Game Notes