Stags bounce back during Oregon road trip

Jack Earley
Jack Earley

SALEM, Ore. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team lost to Pacific University (OR) 53-35 on Friday, Nov. 22 and then came back to beat Willamette University 63-61 on Saturday.  The Stags' defense remained steady while they improved in shooting percentage for Saturday night's game.

Pacific 53, CMS 35

The Stags had many chances against Pacific but could not convert their opportunities into points.  CMS totaled 41 rebounds on the night, 25 on offense.

Despite the loss, senior Tyler Gaffaney scored 10 points closely followed by sophomore Nick Lund with eight.

CMS 63, Willamette 61

A seemingly different team showed up for the Stags the next day. They staved off the Bearcats to notch their third win on the season. After shooting 23% from the field on Friday night, CMS improved to 45% on Saturday.

Gaffany had 13 points and freshman Scott Lynds was a big contributor with five total field goals, including three-three pointers to total 13 points as well.

Sophomore Jack Earley came off the bench and scored six points for the Stags and played solid defense.

CMS earned the win by the freshmen stepping up to support the continued efforts by the upper classmen.

The Stags play in the David Wells Classic this weekend with Johns Hopkins at 5 pm in Pomona-Pitzer's Rains Gymnasium on Friday (11/29) and then host UC Santa Cruz at 7pm on Saturday (11/30).

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