GLENSIDE, Penn. – Arcadia took advantage of 31 Caltech turnovers en route to a 71-56 win on Friday afternoon in a non-conference women's basketball match-up.
In the opening half Arcadia (5-5) held a 14-8 lead with 14:09 left until halftime. It was the largest lead of the first half for the Knights. Caltech (0-8) quickly responded by scoring 16 of the game's next 17 points in taking a 24-15 lead with 8:28 remaining in the half. Arcadia clawed back and briefly took a three point lead before the two squads went into their respective locker room's knotted at 29-29.
Caltech came out strong in the second half as they scored the first six points in the frame. The visitors continued to hold that six point advantage and with 14:04 left in the game, the Beavers were up 39-33. However, the Knights mounted a charge and eventually took the lead for good at 46-44 with 9:03 remaining until the final buzzer.
The Beavers kept Arcadia within striking distance as the home squad never grew their lead to double figures until there was 2:20 left in the game. In that final stretch the Knights put the game away by nailing three of their five free throws while hitting three of their four field goal attempts from behind the arc to seal the win.
A strong inside effort helped the Beavers control the paint area as they held a 34-14 scoring edge down low. Another bright spot for the Beavers was their shooting effort as they went 25-of-45 (55.6 percent) from the field. However, Caltech's 31 turnovers resulted in Arcadia holding a 28-6 advantage in points off of turnovers.
Paige Logan led all Caltech scorers with a 14-point effort. The freshman went 7-for-11 from the field during her 33 minutes of action. Erin Hoops chipped in nine points while Terri Juarez and Krissy Dahl tallied eight points each.
Christine Taylor led all scorers with a 21-point performance for the Knights.