THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2017) – Senior Kate Lewis (San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan) scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds while playing in the entirety of her final game with Caltech. The Beavers suffered 85-57 SCIAC loss at California Lutheran University on Tuesday evening.
Sophomore Elizabeth Eiden (White Plains, N.Y. / Holy Child) overcame the Beavers' slow start to open the scoring for Caltech on a transition play. Eiden accounted for six of the Beavers eight points in the first quarter. Freshman Samantha D'Costa (San Jose, Calif. / St. Francis) scored the other bucket for Caltech in the opening quarter. Caltech's scoring output almost doubled in the second period as the Beavers were able to keep the game from getting too far out of hand. The Regals' defensive press caused problems for the Beavers a majority of the first half, but once Caltech broke the press they settled into their offense and were able to get to the rim on multiple occasions working within the parameters of its half-court offense.
Eiden and D'Costa started off the scoring again for the Beavers to start the second half. Eiden was doing it all on the inside as she scored off multiple post moves and grabbed boards on both ends. Lewis found Eiden in the post multiple times as she was double teamed almost every time she caught the ball. D'Costa turned it on in the second half and beat her defender for several easy buckets. Lewis would score the final two points of the season on a layup with two seconds remaining on the clock. D'Costa finished the evening with 15 points and seven rebounds and Eiden scored 14 points and pulled down a team high nine boards. The Beavers scored 42 of their points in the paint on the nigh and finished the evening shooting 41.4 percent from the field, 69.2 percent from the free throw line.
Head Coach Sandra Marbut and the Beavers finished the season with an overall record of 4-20 and 2-14 in the SCIAC. Lewis, meanwhile closed out her illustrious Caltech career with 1245 points, 768 rebounds, 94 blocks, 181 assists, and 322 player fouls. She ends her career as the second-leading scorer and rebounder in program history.