Women's Basketball: Sagehens Come Up Short At Cal Lutheran, 57-55

Women's Basketball: Sagehens Come Up Short At Cal Lutheran, 57-55

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team fell late in a close contest to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Cal Lutheran 57-55 on Saturday afternoon at Gilbert Arena.

Season impact: With the loss, the Sagehens fall to 6-14 overall and 3-10 in SCIAC play this season.

The Sagehens were led by Renae Tamura who shot 6-10 from the floor for a team-high 19 points in the loss. Also in double digits was Anita Romero who tallied 12 points and five rebounds.

The Sagehens struggled getting out of the gate against the Regals as Cal Lutheran jumped out to a 6-0 lead. However, the offense began to click as Pomona-Pitzer took off on a 15-2 run to end the quarter to take a seven-point lead at 15-8 heading into the second quarter.

It didn't take the Regals long before they erased the lead the Sagehens built in the first quarter as they began the second on a 6-0 run to cut the lead down to one point at 15-14. Although Cal Lutheran came back, the Sagehens never gave up the lead in the first half as they went into the locker room holding on to a 23-22 lead.

The Regals came back and took the lead early on in the third quarter, but the Sagehens came back and tied the game late in the third after a made layup by Romero tied the game at 38-38 with just over a minute remaining.

The Sagehens and Regals entered the game tied 41-41 heading into the fourth as it all came down to which team would win the quarter. Pomona-Pitzer took the lead early on in the quarter but the Regals came back and tied the game at 55-55 after two made free-throws with 2:37 remaining. After a series of missed shots, the Regals finally got one to drop as they hit a layup with six seconds left to play to taker a late 57-55 lead. The Sagehens had an opportunity late as Romero got an open look with a chance to tie but couldn't get the shot to fall as the Regals held on for a close win at home against Pomona-Pitzer.

Up Next: The Sagehens next travel to SCIAC opponent La Verne on Wednesday, February 14th ar 7:00 p.m.