CLAREMONT, Calif. – An eight point halftime lead ballooned into a 30-point win as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's basketball team pulled away from Pomona-Pitzer in the second half to get a 71-41 conference win on Jan. 24 at Voelkel Gymnasium. CMS remained in first place and unbeaten in SCIAC play at 9-0 with the win. CMS is now 15-3 overall while Pomona-Pitzer dropped to 2-14.
A 7-0 run to start the second half over the first three minutes by CMS pushed its lead to double-digits at 35-20 and CMS would never look back. During the run, guard Kyra Ray (KGI) got the scoring started with a three-pointer and senior guard Kimberly Scamman followed with back-to-back buckets. Keying the CMS run was its defense which has held its opponents to 41 points or less in three-straight conference games. The Athenas held the Sagehens to 20 percent shooting from the field and seven percent shooting from the three-point line in the game.
In the first half, CMS led by as many as 17 points at 23-6 after a layup by Scamman with 8:44 left. However, Pomona-Pitzer tightened the score up, going on a 14-5 run to close out the first 20 minutes. Amelia Hummel had six of Pomona-Pitzer's points during the run.
CMS controlled the paint, outscoring Pomona-Pitzer 32-16. Bench points were also in favor of CMS as CMS' bench outscored Pomona-Pitzer's 26-9. All told, 11 different players scored for CMS in the game.
Basha Brulee-Willis had 14 points for Pomona-Pitzer.
Next up for CMS is a home game at the Linde Activities Center on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Occidental.
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