Claremont, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's basketball team fell to Southern California Intercollegiate Attletic Conference opponent Chapman 81-56 on Saturday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Chapman was led by Megan Charles who tallied a game-high 21 points for the Panthers. Jamie Hum-Nishikado came off the bench with 13 points and Lauren Taketomo chipped in with 11.
The Sagehens started off the game with an upbeat offense and stayed with the Panthers basket by basket throughout the first quarter.
Pomona-Pitzer cut the Panthers' lead down to 23-19 after a layup by junior Alaina Woo with 8:56 left in the second quarter.
Chapman responded by closing out the half on 15-4 run and went into the locker room with a 38-23 lead.
Chapman continued to expand its lead in the third quarter as the Panthers took their largest lead of the game at 59-36 with 1:04 left in the third quarter.
Pomona-Pitzer did not take care of the ball against Chapman as the Sagehens surrendered 21 turnovers in the game.
Chapman capitalized on the Sagehens turnovers as they scored 23 points off of turnovers.
The Sagehens could not rally back from the large deficit as they drop their second-straight SCIAC game.
Pomona-Pitzer next takes the court as they host Cal Lutheran on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m.