CLAREMONT, Calif. (Jan. 7, 2017) – Sophomore Grace Peng (San Ramon, Calif. / California) had a huge offensive day for Caltech women's basketball in Saturday's SCIAC road tilt with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges.
The Beavers' point guard led the way with 22 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter. Much like how fellow freshman Samantha D'Costa (San Jose, Calif. / St. Francis) did in the team's previous game against Occidental College, Peng really found her rhythm from three-point land. She converted on four of her six attempts from long range which resulted in more than half of her points. She also went 7-for-12 from the field and made four out of her five free throw attempts.
Caltech opened the game with a promising 15-8 first quarter, but really fell behind in the middle two frames before battling back with an improved fourth quarter which featured two of Peng's three-pointers.
D'Costa, meanwhile finished out the day with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior Kate Lewis (San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan) appropriately rebounded from a four-rebound performance in the previous game with 11 rebounds to go with four points, two steals and two blocks.
Head Coach Sandra Marbut and the Beavers will return home on Wednesday, January 11 to take on Redlands University for the first time this season.