CLAREMONT, CA – The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens fell to the La Sierra Golden Eagles 62-61 on a last second three-point shot on Thursday night at the Voelkel Gymnasium.
Pomona-Pitzer was led by senior Amelia Hummel who had a game-high 17 points for the Sagehens. Junior Basha Brulee-Wills registered a double-double with 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds in the loss.
La Sierra was led by Alexis Davis who had a team-high 12 points and nine rebounds. Also finishing with double digits was Chelsie Baham with 10 points.
The Sagehens started out with a 7-0 run to open up the game that forced the Golden Eagles to burn their first timeout. La Sierra responded by going on a 9-0 run to take the lead 9-7. Pomona-Pitzer regrouped and reclaimed the lead to take a 13-11 lead after the first quarter.
The Sagehens came out strong again to start the second quarter as Pomona-Pitzer went on a 10-2 run to take a 23-14 lead at the 6:40 mark. The Sagehens extended their lead throughout the second quarter and led 36-23 at the half. Amelia Hummel led all scorers with 10 points at the half.
La Sierra outscored the Sagehens 11-4 to start the third quarter to cut the Pomona-Pitzer lead down to six points, 40-34. The Golden Eagles continued to chip away at the Sagehen lead and closed the gap to 47-44 at the end of the third quarter.
La Sierra came all the way back in the fourth quarter and took the lead for the first time since the 2:00 minute mark in the first quarter after a Chelsie Baham jump shot to put the Golden Eagles on top 57-55. Pomona-Pitzer tied the game up at 57-57 on the very next possession after a Brulee-Wills layup.
With 56 seconds left in the game, the Sagehens took the lead after a Keilani Ikehara jump shot that put Pomona-Pitzer on top 61-59.
La Sierra had the ball to close out the fourth quarter with a chance to tie or take the lead as Rachel Hahn buried a last second three-pointer to give La Sierra a 62-61 victory.
Pomona-Pitzer will next take the court after the holiday break against Lewis & Clark on Wednesday, December 30th at 2 p.m.