San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - Jorden Page led all scorers with 19 points as the Saint Mary's Gaels held off a late push by the San Francisco Dons to claim a 67-63 West Coast Conference victory at Memorial Gymnasium.
Brad Waldow scored 13 points for Saint Mary's (18-4, 7-1 WCC), while Mitchell Young, Matthew Dellavedova, and Stephen Holt poured in nine points apiece. Holt added 14 rebounds for the Gaels, who have won a season-high six straight games.
Cody Doolin netted 16 points for San Francisco (9-13, 2-7), which has lost two in a row and seven of its last nine. De'End Parker had 12 points, Avry Holmes chipped in 10 points, and Cole Dickerson tallied nine points and 11 rebounds.
Saint Mary's outshot San Francisco from the field in the first half, 46.7 percent to 36 percent, as it took a comfortable 37-23 advantage into intermission.
The Gaels extended their lead to 16 with just 6:11 left in the game, but the Dons made things interesting by ripping off a 22-8 run to bring their deficit to just two, 65-63, with 10 seconds to play. Page iced the game for Saint Mary's however, making a pair of free throws in the waning seconds.
Saint Mary's dominated the battle of the boards by a 44-22 margin, and although the Dons committed just nine turnovers, the Gaels took advantage with 18 points off of those miscues.