CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team will serve as a host for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament as the No. 2 seed and host the No. 3 seeded Chapman Panthers on Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.
The Sagehens ended the season in second place with a 20-5 overall record and 14-2 in SCIAC play. Head Coach Jill Pace leads the Sagehens in her third season after earning SCIAC Coach of the Year honors for guiding the Sagehens to their first 20-win season since 1991 and the largest year-to-year turnaround since 1980 improving last season's record by 12 wins.
Leading the Sagehens in scoring this season is First Team All-SCIAC and Newcomer of the Year, Carly Leong. Leong led the Sagehens in scoring and finished fourth in the conference with 16.4 points per game. She also led all freshman in scoring and amassed 33 assists and notched 13 steals to go along with 58 rebounds.
Pomona-Pitzer goes up against the reigning SCIAC Postseason Tournament Champions in Chapman who finished with a 16-9 overall record and 11-5 in the SCIAC this season. Among the Panthers is SCIAC Player of the Year, Jaryn Fajardo. Fajardo was second in the league in points per game (17.4) during the 2018-19 season, first in assists (72), first in steals (42), sixth in rebounding (117), second in free throws made (78), third in free throw percentage (79.6%), and third in three-point percentage (42.2%). She has scored over 10 points in every league game this year, including a season-high 30 points in a 90-83 loss to the Sagehens on Feb. 2.
The Sagehens own both regular season victories over Chapman this season, the first time the Sagehens have accomplished that feat since the Panthers joined the SCIAC
The Sagehens host the Panthers on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. with the winner going on to face the winner of CMS and Redlands on Saturday with a time and venue to be determined.
SCIAC ID – Free
Children Under 12 - Free
General Admission - $10
Senior (55 and older) & Military - $5