REDLANDS, CA. – The No. 15 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Basketball team defeated Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Redlands 81-68 on Wednesday night at Currier Gym.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens have now won their 15th straight game and improve to 19-1 and 11-0 in conference play.
The Sagehens were led by Senior Daniel Rosenbaum who tallied a game-high 18 points. Junior Adam Rees tallied 15 points and five rebounds while sophomore Alex Preston had 13 points and six rebounds in the win.
The Sagehens had their way with the Bulldogs in the on the boards with Pomona-Pitzer outrebounding Redlands 39-25. The offense was on point for the Sagehens tonight shooting 48% from the field and 50% from three going 10-20.
Pomona-Pitzer dominated from start to finish against Redlands. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead to start the game and that would be the only lead of the game for Redlands as the Sagehens' offense got going and led 24-15 at the midway point of the first half.
The Sagehens' defense shut down Redlands in the first half with the Bulldogs shooting just 37.9% from the field and only notched 26 points. The Sagehens began to break open the game late in the first half as a late run gave Pomona-Pitzer a 44-26 lead heading into halftime. It was a team effort for the Sagehens in the first half as Rees lead the Sagehens in scoring with nine, followed by Preston with eight, Rosenbaum with seven, junior Jack Boyle with six and junior Micah Elan with five.
The Sagehens came back out in the second half and immediately went to work extending their lead over the Bulldogs. Pomona-Pitzer held Redlands to just four points within the first seven minutes of the second half and took their largest lead of the game at 61-30 after a Rosenbaum free-throw with 13:00 left to play.
The Bulldogs showed some fight late in the game as they began to cut into the Sagehens' lead, but the amount was way too much for Redlands to overcome as the Sagehens stayed perfect in the SCIAC with an 81-68 win on the road.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent Chapman on Saturday, February 2nd at 4:00 p.m.