CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team fell in the second game of the Sixth Street Rivalry to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 46-35 on Saturday night at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Season Impact: With the loss, The Sagehens drop to 0-17 and 0-9 in conference play while CMS improves to 12-7 overall and 8-2 in the SCIAC this season.
The Sagehens were led by senior Alaina Woo who had a team-high 10 points in the loss. Sophomore Naomi Baer tallied seven points and seven rebounds and junior Anya Quig chipped in with nine points off of the bench.
The Athenas were led by Kris Brackmann who tallied a game-high 13 points in the win. Corinne Bogle came off of the bench and helped out with 10 points.
The Sagehens got off to a rough start in the first as the Athenas came out and immediately jumped out to a quick 9-0 run that forced the Sagehens to take a timeout with 6:33 remaining. Pomona-Pitzer shot just 1-9 in the first quarter and trailed 14-5 heading into the second.
Pomona-Pitzer came out and played hard in the second quarter and cut the lead down to 18-14 after a Woo three-point jumper. The Sagehens matched the Athenas with 10 points in the second quarter but still trailed 24-15 at the half.
The Sagehens stuck with the Athenas in the second half as they played some tough defense and held CMS to just 30% from the field in the third quarter. The Athenas slightly outscored the Sagehens 8-6 in the third and held a 32-21 lead heading into the fourth.
Pomona-Pitzer battled back and only trailed by seven points at 38-31 after a Keilani Ikehara three pointer but the Athenas held off the Sagehen's comeback and swept the Sixth Street Rivalry series.
Up Next: The Sagehens will continue SCIAC play as they next host La Verne on Monday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m.