FULLERTON, Calif., November 23, 2017 – Behind senior Jock Landale’s season-high 26 points and a dominant first half, Saint Mary’s took down Harvard 89-71 in the opening game of The Wooden Legacy to remain undefeated for the season.
Overall, Saint Mary’s had four players reach double-figures including Landale’s 26. Redshirt senior Cullen Neal had 15 points, good for second on the team. Sophomore Jordan Ford contributed 12 points and redshirt senior Emmett Naar had 11 points in the victory.
Harvard had three players get into double-figures, led by sophomore Bryce Aiken’s 22 points. Fellow sophomore Chris Lewis had 18 points and sophomore Seth Towns put up 13 points to go along with a team-high four rebounds.
Landale and the Gaels cruised through the first half outscoring the Crimson 46-20. Landale was the only player to reach double-figures in the first half as he put up 15 points to go along with five boards. Harvard struggled from the field shooting 9-33 (27.3%) from the field and just 1-11 (9.1%) from beyond the arc.
The Crimson came out fighting in the second half. Trailing by 26 to start, Harvard went on a 12-0 run to open up the half and eventually had the lead cut to as few as nine with 6:23 left to play in the second half. Aiken led the way with 20 of his 22 points coming in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the first half deficit.