Caltech Finishes Home Slate, Celebrates Seniors

Caltech Finishes Home Slate, Celebrates Seniors

PASADENA, Calif. – In the final home game of the season for the Caltech women's basketball team, Cal Lutheran posted a 77-34 win over the Beavers.

It was the final home game for a trio of Caltech seniors as Teri Juarez, Shannon Mohler and Krissy Dahl participated in their last game.

The two sides played the opening minutes of the game tightly as neither team held a lead larger than nine points. With Cal Lutheran (16-7, 9-3 SCIAC) holding a 20-15 lead with 10:24 on the clock, the game's momentum swung heavily into the visitors favor. The Regals closed the half with 22 unanswered points in taking a 42-15 lead into the locker room.

Cal Lutheran concluded those first 20 minutes by shooting 53.3 percent (16-for-30) from the field in building their lead. Their post players played a big role as well as they posted a plus-13 rebounding edge while outscoring Caltech 20-4 in the paint.

The visitors continued to put the pressure on in the second half as they built their lead by forcing Caltech (0-23, 0-12 SCIAC) into 15 turnovers while continuing their post pressure in taking the win.

The Regals posted a 42-28 rebounding edge and held a plus-26 point margin for points down low in the victory. They also used 16 offensive rebounds to record a 22-5 edge in second chance points.

Juarez continued her solid stretch during her senior campaign by recording team highs in points (10) and rebounds (12). Marlyn Moore pitched in a nine-point effort for the Beavers.

Starla Wright led all scorers with a 17-point evening in 20 minuttes. She also grabbed a team best eight rebounds. Keeley Anderson came off the bench to contribute 10 points.

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