Photos: Jeff Kearney
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 13, 2017) – Sophomore Alec Andrews (Folsom, Calif. / Folsom) came up with five steals as part of one the best all-around lines of his Division III career when the Caltech men's basketball team paid a visit to Colorado College on Wednesday evening.
Andrews reached double-figures with 11 points but also picked up a season-high seven rebounds and five assists to go along with his five steals. Andrews finished fourth in the SCIAC as a freshman with 1.5 steals per game and is off to a good start this year. His 1.9 steals per game leads the league. His defensive effort level translated on the offensive end as well, as six of his 11 points came from beyond the arc. Caltech finished the game with 12 steals in all, doubling its opponent's total.
Freshmen Marcus Gee (Santa Monica, Calif. / Santa Monica) and Spencer Schneider (Houston, Texas / Clearbrook) also continued their impressive run as of late. Gee led the Beavers with 19 points, knocking down four three-pointers to keep his team buoyant. Currently among the top free throw shooters in the country, Gee also made all three of his free throw attempts, which came entirely in the second half. Schneider, meanwhile scored 14 points and has been a model of consistency for the Beavers this season. The 6-foot-6 forward has at least 10 points in every game this season and added four rebounds and three assists while leading his team in minutes.
As a team, Caltech shot just over 80-percent from the free throw line, a marked improvement on the team's previous game, a win against University of California Santa Cruz. Freshman Gokul Srinivasaragavan (San Ramon, Calif. / Dougherty Valley) contributed to the sum with eight second half points which included a 4-for-5 night from the line. He finished the game with 10 points.
The Beavers had its greatest moments in the second half when they competed neck and neck with the host Tigers. While the latter half proved to be high scoring for both teams, the Beavers were unable to gain an upper hand on the home team in spite of a 44-point period where they shot a combined 44.1 percent from the field.
Head Coach Dr. Oliver Eslinger and the Beavers will return to Pasadena and hope for a return to the win column when they host Knox College on Saturday, Dec. 16.