Sagehens Prepare For NCAA Tournament

Sagehens Prepare For NCAA Tournament

Pomona-Pitzer is in the NCAA postseason for the 11th time in program history and first since 2002. The Sagehens earned an automatic berth to the Division III Championship following a 60-57 win at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps during the championship game of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Tournament.

The Sagehens are averaging 73.1 points per game this season and allowing 64.1 per contest. Pomona-Pitzer ranks ninth in the nation with a .757 free throw percentage and led the SCIAC in scoring, field goal percentage (.421), made 3-pointers (202), 3-point percentage (.366), assists per game (15.8) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.19).

Pomona-Pitzer is led by a trio of freshman guards in Carly Leong, Kamil English and Cameron Edward. Leong is scoring 16.1 points per game while English and Edward are averaging 9.9 and 9.1, respectively. Edward has made a team-high 58 3-pointers at a .408 rate in mostly a reserve role.

Completing the Sagehens' most recent starting lineup are sophomore guard Renae Tamura at 7.9 points per game, senior guard Keilani Ikehara at 7.4 and freshman forward Amara Chidom at 6.3. Chidom is pulling down a team-leading 6.9 rebounds per game.

Pomona-Pitzer , which relied on eight players to win the SCIAC Tournament title, also features freshman reserves Madison Quan, a guard, at 6.1 points per contest and forward Vanessa Hsia at 4.1.