CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's basketball team defeated the Lewis & Clark Pioneers 75-68 on Wednesday afternoon at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Pomona-Pitzer was led by junior Basha Brulee-Wills who scored a game-high 28 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in the win for the Sagehens. Also in double-digits for the Sagehens was Anita Romero with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Lewis & Clark was led by Ayisat Afolabi who tallied 19 points. Natalie Kelly chipped in with 13 points for the Pioneers.
Before the game started, the La Verne Band of Brothers presented the colors during the national anthem. After the conclusion of the national anthem, Petty Officer Second Class Hogman was introduced to the surprise of his younger sister, Sara Hogman.
Sara wanted one thing over the holidays and that was to see her older brother. With the combined effort of Lewis & Clark and Pomona-Pitzer, Sara was able to see her brother walk through the doors of the Voelkel Gymnasium.
The Sagehens scored the first basket of the game off of an Amelia Hummel jumper and Pomona-Pitzer did not see the lead again for the rest of the quarter.
The Pioneers built a lead in the first quarter as they outscored the Sagehens 8-2 in the paint and ended the quarter up 17-11.
Pomona-Pitzer opened up the second quarter going on a 9-2 run to take the lead back from the Pioneers at 20-19 with 4:57 left in the first half.
Lewis & Clark responded by going on 12-4 run and closed out the half up 31-24.
The Pioneers dominated the third quarter as they expanded their lead over the Sagehens to 57-46.
The Sagehens faced their largest deficit of the game down 14 to the Pioneers with 8:21 left in the fourth quarter.
Pomona-Pitzer tightened up their defense and came back with a 14-3 run to tie the game up at 65-65 after a Romero jumper with 1:54 left in the fourth quarter.
The Sagehens closed out the game shooting 8-10 from the free throw line in the final two minutes and completed the comeback against Lewis & Clark.
The Sagehens next take the court against Bethesda on Thursday, December 31st at 7:30 p.m.