Rob Jones had 25 points and 12 rebounds, Matthew Dellavedova added 16 points and 10 assists, and No. 16 Saint Mary's rebounded from a loss at Gonzaga with an 82-67 victory over cross-bay rival Santa Clara on Saturday night.
Stephen Holt scored 11 points to help Saint Mary's (23-3, 12-1 West Coast Conference) overcome a slow start and pull away in the second half. The Gaels improved to 16-0 at home with only two games left at McKeon Pavilion this season.
Denzel Johnson scored 17 points and Niyi Harrison added 12 points for the Broncos (8-17, 0-12), swept for the third straight year in the series and still winless in conference play this season.
Santa Clara junior guard Kevin Foster, the WCC's leading scorer at 17.8 points a game, was held out for the seventh straight game. He has not played since being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Jan. 21.
The first setback in weeks did little to quiet the Saint Mary's faithful.
Patrons packed in the aisles and up to the rafters at s...