PORTLAND, Ore. — Hank Gathers scored 34 points to lead Loyola Marymount to its 10th straight victory Thursday night, a 134-106 defeat of Portland in a West Coast Athletic Conference game that set several scoring records.
The 134 points was a new record for the WCAC, breaking the old mark of 126 held by Nevada Las Vegas. The combined total of 240 points also was a record, topping the 225 set by Santa Clara and St. Mary's in the 1970-71 season. Santa Clara won that double-overtime contest, 114-111.
It was also the most points ever scored against Portland, breaking the old mark of 124 set three times against the Pilots.
Loyola (13-3 overall, 3-0 in the WCAC) led, 50-45, with four minutes to play in the first half. The Lions then scored 12 straight points to take a 62-45 lead.