Pomona-Pitzer Suffers First Loss Of Season To Master's College

Pomona-Pitzer Suffers First Loss Of Season To Master's College

Claremont, Calif. - Lief Karlberg had 16 points to lead six players in double figures as The Master's College handed Pomona-Pitzer its first loss of the season 77-58 at the David Wells Classic on Friday evening at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps' Ducey Gymnasium.

Sophomore guards Kyle McAndrews (Seattle, Wash.) and Michael Cohen (Tarzana, Calif. - pictured) had 17 points and 15 points respectively for the Sagehens, who fall to 2-1 on the season. Master's, a scholarship program from the NAIA, improves to 3-1 with the win.

McAndrews and Cohen produced almost identical stat lines as McAndrews was 5-11 from the floor, 2-6 from three and 5-5 from the line, while Cohen was 4-10 from the floor, 2-6 from three and 5-5 at the line. However, the balance of Master's proved to be too much as Devin Dyer had 12 points, Jason Logan had 11, and Lance Reeves, Derrick Fain and Austin Loeb all came off the bench with 10 points apiece.

The game was close through the early going, and a McAndrews three-pointer made the score 22-21 in Master's favor with 7:08 left in the half. However, a 9-0 run, capped off by a Karlberg three-pointer put Pomona-Pitzer in a 10-point hole at 31-21. Senior guard Xavyr Moss (Federal Way, Wash.) closed out the half with a three-pointer to make the score 35-26 at the break.

Cohen started the second half with a three-pointer to cut it six, and added another one three minutes into the second stanza to make the score 37-33. McAndrews had a lay-up to once again cut it to four at 42-38 with 14:28 left, but Master's went on a 20-6 run to open up a 62-44 lead with 7:35 left to pull away.

Sophomore forward John Weiss (Cleveland, Ohio) led the Sagehens with seven rebounds, while senior point guard Harrison Green (New York, N.Y.) added six off the bench in 16 minutes. Master's was able to earn its win with field goal efficiency, shooting 50 percent from the floor (26-52), including 12-18 from three-point territory (12-18) compared to 36.5 percent for the Sagehens (19-52), and 28 percent on threes (7-25).

Pomona-Pitzer will return to action tomorrow when it hosts UC Santa Cruz at 7 p.m. on the second day of the David Wells Classic.