Harris leads No. 21 Gonzaga over Loyola Marymount



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elias Harris scored 19 points and Gary Bell added 16 to help No. 21 Gonzaga beat Loyola Marymount 62-58 on Saturday night.

Kevin Pangos scored nine points and Robert Sacre had eight for the Bulldogs (14-3, 4-1 West Coast Conference), who pulled away early in the second half to avoid a second straight upset.

Ashley Hamilton had 16 points and LaRon Armstead added 14 for Loyola Marymount (10-8, 3-2), which made just six shots after halftime.

Gonzaga’s lead was cut to 58-57 on a dunk by Hamilton with under 2 minutes to play. After Drew Viney missed a leaner that would have given the Lions the lead, the long rebound was tracked down by Gonzaga.

Pangos worked the clock down and found Harris cutting along the baseline for an up-and-under layup that made it 60-57 with 8 seconds to go.