WCC Tournament 2011 Results: Saint Marys Drops Santa Clara, Advances To Championship

The Saint Mary’s Gaels took care of business on Sunday in the WCC Tournament, dropping Santa Clara in the semifinals, 73-64. The Gaels, who were given an automatic berth to the semis by virtue of their first-place finish in the WCC regular season, took a two-point lead into the half over the perky Broncos before finally pulling away down the stretch to secure a berth in the finals with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.

Mitchell Young came off the bench for the Gaels, scoring a team-high 15 points in 32 minutes. Stephen Holt added 15 points, Matthew Dellavedova added 13 and Mickey McConnell added 10. Young also had a team-high seven rebounds, with Dellavedova and McConnell dishing out six and five assists respectively.

Marc Trasolini led all scorers with 22 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Broncos, who couldn’t hang with top-seeded St. Mary’s late. Kevin Foster added 18 points and a team-high five rebounds for Santa Clara. Evan Roguemore was also in double-figures, finishing with 12 points. Foster also finished with a team-high four assists.

Santa Clara finishes the season at 19-14, including an 8-6 mark in WCC play. St. Mary’s moves on to face the winner of Sunday night’s Gonzaga-San Francisco matchup in the WCC finals.

Stay tuned to our 2011 WCC Tournament StoryStream throughout the tournament for the latest news and updates. For another take, check out SB Nation Bay Area's 2011 West Coast Conference Tournament StoryStream. For more on Gonzaga, check out SB Nation's Slipper Still Fits.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Seattle

You must be a member of SB Nation Seattle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Seattle. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.