MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- James Batemon scored 16, Jeffery McClendon added 15, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and Loyola Marymount never trailed in a 65-56 win over Ohio in the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night.
The Lions (5-0) pulled away in the middle of the second half, going on a 17-4 run to turn a 32-all tie into a 13-point lead with 8:12 left. Loyola Marymount had its largest lead at 56-42 with 2:37 left.
The Bobcats (2-2) rallied, cutting the deficit to 61-56 on Teyvion Kirk's layup in the final minute. But Batemon answered with a layup and two free throws to close out the win for Loyola Marymount.