PASADENA, Calif. – An all around effort by ClaremontMuddScripps led them to a 74-37 victory over Caltech Saturday evening in a SCIAC women's basketball match-up.
For the Athenas (13-3, 3-2) 10 different played at least 10 minutes and nine separate players scored at least four points in the win.
In the opening half Hoi Yee Nam gave the Beavers (0-16, 0-5) a 10-8 lead when she nailed a running lay-up with 14:46 left in the session. ClaremontMuddScripps responded by scoring 12 unanswered points in taking a 20-10 advantage just past the midway point of the frame. Caltech fought back with back-to-back jumpers by Lisha Li to cut their deficit to six points.
The Athenas control the rest of the stanza. The visitors finished the half by scoring 19 of the half's final 22 points in taking a 39-17 lead into halftime.
An Erin Hoops jumper to start the second half got Caltech's deficit down to 20 points. However, ClaremontMuddScripps all but put the game away with 13 consecutive points to push their lead to 52-19 with 17:35 left in the contest.
Taylon Johnson led all scorers with a 17-point effort on the strength of a 5-for-6 shooting night. Kalika Tullock and Cameron Ruby scored 11 and 10 points respectively to aid in the visitors cause.
Paige Logan posted team highs for Caltech in rebounds (11) and points (9) off the bench.