CLAREMONT, CA – Caltech couldn't overcome a rough shooting night as they fell to Pomona-Pitzer 61-40 on Saturday evening.
The first half saw the Beavers connect on seven of their 24 field goal attempts (29.2 percent). While they had a hard time connecting offensively, they stayed in the game with defense as they held the home team to a 34.6 percent (9-for-26) shooting effort in the first frame. Pomona-Pitzer went into the locker room with a 28-20 edge.
Pomona-Pitzer pulled away midway through the second half. The Sagehens kept their lead between eight to 12 points during the first portion of the final frame. The home team took a 40-32 lead with 10:52 left and grew that lead with a 16-3 scoring spurt. A Jen Okonkwo lay-up finished the run that gave the Sagehens a commanding 56-35 lead.
While Caltech didn't come away with the team win, Stephanie Wong continued her assault on the some individual Caltech records. The first-year hit four more three-pointers to increase her already school record of 54 made this season. She scored a team best 18 points to push her season total to 321 which is 44 behind the school record of 365 set by Ada Yu 10 seasons ago.
Along with Wong's scoring, another first-year for Caltech – Kristen Anderson – had another double figure rebounding effort. Anderson pulled down 11 rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench. It is her sixth double figure rebounding game of the season.
Caltech continues their road swing on Thursday when they travel to Redlands for a 7 p.m. tip-off with the Bulldogs.