LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Occidental, last seasons conference champions, handed the Caltech women's basketball team an 83-27 loss on Thursday evening in the SCIAC opener for both teams.
The Beavers (0-12, 0-1) fell behind 7-0 in the game's opening moments but responded with an 8-5 scoring spurt aided by a pair of Marlyn Moore three-pointers. After Moore's second shot from deep, Occidental called a timeout after their lead shrunk to 12-8 with 12:28 left until halftime.
The home squad proceeded to grab all the game's momentum as they closed the half on a 22-7 scoring spree to take a 34-15 lead into the locker room.
Occidental (8-2, 1-0) opened the second frame by scoring 25 of the first 28 points and holding the Beavers without a field goal for the first 7:36 of the stanza to put the game out of reach.
During their second half scoring exploits, the Tigers shot 52.9 percent (18-of-34) from the field.
Moore nailed three of her four attempts from behind the arc in helping her score a team best 11 points. Teri Juarez continued to play strong down low as she grabbed a game high eight rebounds.
The Occidental duo of Stefanie Young and Ashton Reid came off the bench to score 12 points each to take home game high honors.
Caltech's SCIAC home opener is Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps