PASADENA, Calif. – Ashley Sevilla came off the bench to score a game high 21 points in leading the University of Redlands to a 55-41 win over Caltech in a SCIAC women's basketball match-up at the Braun Athletic Center.
The sophomore connected on seven of her 13 three-point attempts en route to her season high scoring performance. Sevilla tripled her season scoring average as she came into the contest averaging just over seven points a game.
In the opening half the Beavers (0-13, 0-2) jumped out to a 10-3 lead. Redlands missed their first five field goal attempts in the game's opening 5:20 to help bolster the Caltech advantage. The Bulldogs (8-5, 2-0) first bucket came when Sevilla drained a three-pointer with 14:40 left in the stanza. Caltech responded with a Marlyn Moore three-pointer on their next possession to keep their seven point edge at 13-6.
Redlands responded by scoring the game's next seven points to knot the score at 13-13 with 8:39 left until halftime. The Beavers countered with a 7-0 run of their own, building their lead to 20-13. However, the Bulldogs responded and took the lead for good over the final 7:04 of the first half. The visitors went on 16-6 scoring spurt to close the half in taking a 29-26 lead into the locker room.
The first possession of the second half resulted in an Erin Hoops lay-up for the Beavers. Undaunted, Redlands pushed their lead to double figures as they went on an 11-1 scoring spree in taking a 40-30 lead with 11:27 left in the contest. Caltech was able to cut their deficit down to 43-35 with 7:56 left but couldn't get any closer down the stretch.
Caltech's offense was paced by Krissy Dahl's 11-point evening. The junior also notched a game high four blocks to inch closer to Lindsay King's school record for career blocks. Dahl needs two more blocks to tie the mark of 136.
Theresa Juarez recorded a team best 11 rebounds for the Beavers while chipping in eight points.
Despite the loss, Caltech was able to control the ball as they committed a season low 12 turnovers.