CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Pomona-Pitzer women's basketball team fell in the first game of the Sixth Street Rivalry to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 68-58 on Thursday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.
CMS was led by Kailee Severt and Kayalin Akens-Irby who each posted 12 points each in the win for the Athenas.
The Sagehens started the game hot on offense as they hit four of their first six shots including two-straight three-point baskets by Woo to give Pomona-Pitzer a slight 10-8 lead with 5:50 to go in the first quarter. The Athenas responded and evened up the score to 14-14 at the end of the first quarter.
CMS began to pull away from the Sagehens during the second quarter as the Athenas strung together a 20-8 run to end the first half and went into the locker room with a 36-24 lead.
The Sagehens came out in the second half and started to climb back into the game. Pomona-Pitzer outscored the Athenas 19-14 in the third quarter and cut the lead down to 50-43 with one quarter to go.
Pomona-Pitzer put up a fight in the fourth quarter but struggled to keep the CMS forwards off the boards. The Athenas outrebounded the Sagehens 45-26 throughout the game with 19 of the 45 at the offensive end for CMS.
The Athenas held off the Sagehens' comeback attempt and remains perfect in SCIAC play.
The Sagehens next take the court as they travel to Whittier on Saturday, January 30th at 4 p.m.