PASADENA, CA – A well balanced effort help lead ClaremontMuddScripps to a 66-37 win over Caltech on Thursday evening.
Eleven different players found their way into the scoring column as the Athenas rotated through 15 players in the victory.
The Athenas opened up a 13-point halftime lead in large part because of the play of Madeline Barnes and Kimberly Scamman. Each player hit four of their seven shots attempts as they combined to score 17 of the Athenas 31 first-half points.
ClaremontMuddScripps slowly built-up their 31-18 lead at the break. They held their first double digit lead at 20-9 just before the halfway point in the stanza. Caltech worked that deficit down to 20-13 a few moments later but the visitors extended their lead by scoring 11 of the final 16 points in the half.
During the opening minutes of the second half the Beavers cut their deficit down to 11 points five times but couldn't nudge any closer. The game's critical blow started with 13:02 remaining. ClaremontMuddScripps stretched an 11-point lead (45-34) to 56-37 as they went on an 11-3 scoring run over the next 5:50.
The visitors salted away the game by holding the Beavers scoreless down the stretch. In recording the win the Athenas maintained their share of the conference lead with Chapman.
Barnes ended her evening by scoring a team best 10 points in 15 minutes. Scamman didn't score in the final half and was second on the team in scoring with nine points.
Stephanie Wong tallied Caltech bests in points (10) and rebounds (8).