Men's Basketball: Sagehens Defeated In SCIAC Championship

Men's Basketball: Sagehens Defeated In SCIAC Championship

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer men's Basketball team fell in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Championship to rival Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 86-62 on Saturday night at Roberts Pavilion.

Season Impact: With the loss, the season comes to an end for the Sagehens who end the year in second place in the SCIAC with a 15-12 overall record and 12-4 in conference play.

The Sagehens were led by Micah Elan who led the way with a team-high 16 points. Alex Preston came off of the bench with 15 points and Corbin Koch added 11 points to the Sagehens' total.

The Stags had the Sagehens' number in 2018 as they defeated them all three times this season, both regular season matchups and in the SCIAC Championship.

The difference in tonight's game was the shooting of CMS as they shot 56.1% from the field and a very high percentage from beyond the arc at 46.2%.

Scott Lynds led the way for CMS with 29 points and Michael Scarlett also had himself a nice game with 22 points from the floor.

The Sagehens stayed right with the Stags early on and even held a slight lead at the beginning of the game but CMS hit the first major run of the night as they went on a shooting streak to give themselves a 29-19 lead with 9:43 to go.

Pomona-Pitzer's offense just couldn't make up any ground during the short stretch after and then the Stags struck again to close out the half and extended their lead to 49-29 at the half.

CMS picked up right where they left off in the first half and pushed the lead to 61-31 in the first four minutes of the second half. Pomona-Pitzer fought back later in the second half and made up some ground on the Stags but the lead was too much to overcome as the Sagehens fell in the 2018 SCIAC Championship to rival CMS.