CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer Men's Basketball team fell to Cal State San Bernardino 57-42 on Saturday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens have now dropped their last two games to Division I and Division II opponents as they fall to 2-5 overall. The Coyotes now improve to 5-2 overall with the win.
The Coyotes were led by Nolan Kelly who came off the bench for a team-high 11 points. Also in double digits for the Coyotes was Phil Reed who had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Cal State San Bernardino played from in front for the majority of the first half as the Sagehens held their only lead of the first half came at 9-8 after an Elan three pointer just five minutes into the game.
The Coyotes held the advantage shooting from the field as they shot 36% in the first half opposed to the Sagehens' 28.6%.
The Pomona-Pitzer defense kept the Sagehens in the game as they forced the Coyotes to turn the ball over nine times in the first half and created seven points off of turnovers to only trail 23-21 at the half.
The Coyotes came out of the half and maintained their lead over the Sagehens in the first ten minutes of the second half. The Coyotes began to pull away as they extended their lead to 47-35 with 5:32 remaining forcing the Sagehens to take a timeout.
Pomona-Pitzer couldn't find its mark from long range against the Coyotes as they only sank two three pointer out of 17 attempts.
The Sagehens pressured the Coyotes late to try to force their offense into turning the ball over but Cal State San B'Dino stayed composed and held on for the 57-42 victory.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host non-conference opponent Puget Sound on Saturday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m.