2008-09 CMS Men's Basketball News

  • Blees and Toney Earn Post Season Honors
    March 09, 2009
    Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) was named the David Wells SCIAC Player of the Year for 2009 and Jason Toney (JR, Yorba Linda) was named First Team All-SCIAC. Blees was also the only SCIAC player selected to the D3Hoops.com All-West Region Team.
  • Stags Fall to Pirates In First Round Of NCAA Tournament
    March 06, 2009
    On a cold night in Spokane, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men's basketball team fell to Whitworth 81-63 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • CMS To Face Whitworth In NCAA Playoffs
    March 03, 2009
    The bracket for the 2009 Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament was announced Monday morning and the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s team will play at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) in the first round Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm.
  • Stags Win SCIAC Tournament Title
    February 28, 2009
    CMS beat cross-street rival Pomona-Pitzer 56-44 on Saturday night to add the SCIAC Tournament title to their regular season SCIAC Championship. CMS improved to 21-6 and earned the SCIAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Stags Advance To SCIAC Tournament Final
    February 27, 2009
    CMS used a complete team game to overcome a dynamic two-man effort by Cal Lutheran and win 60-54 in the semifinals of the SCIAC Tournament. CMS improved to 20-6 overall and will host their cross-street rivals Pomona-Pitzer, who defeated Whittier in the other semifinal, at 7:30 on Saturday night.
  • Stags Win SCIAC Title
    February 25, 2009
    CMS beat Caltech 89-55 on Senior Night at Ducey Gymnasium Tuesday. The win, coupled with Whittier's defeat of Cal Lutheran, earned the Stags the outright SCIAC Championship. This is the team's 13th title.
  • Stags Hold On Against Poets To Remain In First Place
    February 23, 2009
    The Stags pulled out victory in a tense game Saturday night in Whittier, dominating the Poets for the first 30 minutes and holding on in the final seconds to win 77-74. With the win, the Stags remained tied with Cal Lutheran for first place in SCIAC with a 10-3 record.
  • Stags Move Into First Place Tie After Win Over La Verne
    February 20, 2009
    CMS beat La Verne 64-61 on Wednesday night to improve to 17-6 and 9-3 in SCIAC. The win, coupled with Pomona-Pitzer’s overtime loss to Whittier, means that four teams are now tied for first place in SCIAC.
  • Stags Win Rivalry Game
    February 15, 2009
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps held Pomona-Pitzer to its lowest offensive output in SCIAC play this year, winning in Ducey Gym 62-56 on Saturday night.
  • Stags Defense Shuts Down Tigers
    February 11, 2009
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps used stifling defense and excellent finishing around the basket to win at Occidental College on Wednesday night, 55-33.
  • CMS Uses Late Run To Secure Victory Over Redlands
    February 06, 2009
    Holding a 51-49 lead with four minutes to play on Wednesday evening, CMS outscored Redlands 13-0, sealing the 64-49 home victory and setting the table for a big league game against Cal Lutheran on Saturday.
  • Stags Hold On Late to Defeat Poets
    January 29, 2009
    The men’s basketball team held on late to defeat the Whittier Poets 72-66 on Wednesday and moved in to a four-way tie for second in the league.
  • Stags Win With Big Second Half
    January 25, 2009
    Claremont-Mudd-Scripps used a second-half run to defeat the University of La Verne Leopards 71-54 on Saturday night.
  • Stags Drop Heartbreaker to Occidental
    January 19, 2009
    After Wednesday's win over a strong Cal Lutheran team the Stag seniors were 18-4 at home in their careers, but on Saturday night Occidental knocked off CMS at home, 52-51, dealing a huge blow to the Stags’ championship hopes.
  • Stags Win Early SCIAC Showdown
    January 16, 2009
    The Stags piled up an 8-3 non-conference record with hot shooting and transition offense. That offense struggled on Wednesday night but the Stags beat Cal Lutheran (9-4, 1-1 SCIAC), 59-55, with gritty defense and strong rebounding.
  • Bagby Named SCIAC Athlete Of The Week
    January 15, 2009
    Michael Bagby (JR, Coupeville, WA) was selected SCIAC Athlete of the Week for the week of January 5-11.
  • CMS Wins At Redlands In SCIAC Opener
    January 12, 2009
    CMS sank 14 free throws down the stretch and withstood a late Bulldog rally to win 70-67 in Redlands in the SCIAC opener for both teams.
  • Stags Finish Non-Conference Schedule 8-3
    January 07, 2009
    Michael Bagby (JR, Coupeville, WA) was a perfect 6-6 from the field and Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) had 10 rebounds to lead CMS to its second victory over La Sierra this season, 92-59. The Stags finished the non-conference portion of their schedule at 8-3.
  • CMS Falls To Point Loma
    January 04, 2009
    Playing its first home game in a month, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team (7-3) started slowly and couldn’t catch up to Point Loma Nazarene (8-4) falling 81-74.
  • Stags Clip Golden Eagles' Wings
    December 15, 2008
    CMS used a 39-10 second half run to pull away from the La Sierra Golden Eagles 78-45 in Riverside on Saturday night. The win as the team's seventh straight and CMS is now 7-1.
  • Blees And Rinker Named SCIAC Athletes Of The Week
    December 12, 2008
    Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) and Jenni Rinker (SO, Eagle River, AK) were selected SCIAC Athletes of the Week for the week of December 1-7.
  • Blees Leads Stags To Fulmer Tournament Title
    December 07, 2008
    CMS defeated Whitman College 79-78 in the championship game of the 61st Lee Fulmer Memorial Tournament at Redlands on Saturday night. Chris Blees (SO, Carmichael) scored 35 points and had nine rebounds and six assists in the game and was named MVP of the tournament.
  • Stags defeat #15 Whitworth; Face Whitman in Championship Game
    December 07, 2008
    Stags Defeat #15 Whitworth 73-68 To Move To 5-1 On The Season.
  • Stags Run Over Southwestern College; Difficult Game Tonight
    December 05, 2008
    Stags move to 4-1 on the season with an overwhelming victory against Southwestern College.
  • Stags Perfect at David Wells Classic; Improve to 3-1
    December 02, 2008
    The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s basketball team picked up two wins over the Thanksgiving weekend to improve to 3-1 on the season.