Solid Defense Leads Ohio Wesleyan Past Caltech; Dominican Knocks Off Occidental in Double-OT

Solid Defense Leads Ohio Wesleyan Past Caltech; Dominican Knocks Off Occidental in Double-OT

PASADENA, Calif. – During the first day of the annual Caltech/Occidental Fall Classic, Ohio Wesleyan and Dominican posted wins. In the day's first contest, Dominican (IL) beat Occidental 73-68 in double-overtime while Ohio Wesleyan posted an 81-55 win over Caltech in the second game.

The two-day, four-team event concludes on Sunday afternoon on the Occidental campus as Caltech faces off against Dominican at Noon while Ohio Wesleyan and Occidental tangled at 2:00 p.m.

Caltech vs. OWU Boxscore

Domincan vs. Occidental Boxscore

Ohio Wesleyan 81, Caltech 55 – The Battling Bishops posted a season high 22 steals en route to their win. They outscored the Beavers 30-16 in points off turnovers as they improved to 3-2 on the season. Pam Quigney had a team high five steals in 25 minutes of action for Ohio Wesleyan.

After Erin Hoops nailed a jumper just over three minutes into the contest giving Caltech (0-4) a 5-2 lead, Ohio Wesleyan went on a 13-2 scoring spurt in taking a 15-7 advantage. It was a lead they would not relinquish.

Kayla Gordon recorded a double-double for the Battling Bishops with a 19-point, 11-rebound effort. Tyler Cordell (16) and Helen Scheblo (14) also scored in double figures. Cordell pitched in a team high nine assists in the winning cause.

Paige Logan posted a fine effort with a nine-point and game-high 13-rebound performance. Hoops scored a team high 13 points for Caltech.

Caltech outrebounded the visitors 45-44.

Dominican 73, Occidental 68 – In a game that featured 12 scoring changes and nine ties, Becky Christofferson scored a team high 23 points in leading the Stars to win.

Neither team held a lead larger than seven points in the 50 minutes of action. Both teams had chances to put the game away at the end of regulation and in the first overtime but the game's momentum was finally grabbed as Christofferson broke a 66-66 tie with a three-point bucket with 1:18 left in the second overtime.

Occidental (1-3) got to within one point on their next possession but that was the last shot they'd make in the contest. Dominican (3-2) hit one more field goal and converted both their free throws in nailing down the win.

Makenze Brandon scored a game high 28 points in the losing effort to pace the Tigers.