Posted: Jan 20, 2018
CLAREMONT, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2018) – Sophomore forward Alexa Lauinger (Ortonville, Mich. / Brandon) asserted herself in the low block and made out with one of the best games of her career when the Caltech women's basketball team traveled to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges on Saturday evening.
Lauinger concluded the evening with nine points and seven rebounds, five of which came on the defensive end. She also succeeded in getting to the foul line as much as any player on either team. She ended up making 5-of-6 free throw attempts to help her team to a 13-for-17 day from the line. Lauinger had particular success in the first quarter, where she scored five of her nine points and half of the Beavers' total for the quarter. Junior center Elizabeth Eiden (White Plains, N.Y. / Holy Child) echoed Lauinger's efforts down low and scored 14 points to go with eight rebounds and two blocks.
Caltech had most of its success in the third quarter, where the Beavers outscored the Athenas, 19-17, to bring the deficit to just 13 points. Sophomore guard Grace Peng (San Ramon, Calif. / California) led her side in the third 10-minute period with six of her nine points on the game, though six different Beavers ended up scoring within the frame.
Head Coach Bridgette Reyes and the Beavers will travel to Whittier College on Wednesday, Jan. 24 where they will continue the second go around of their SCIAC schedule.