CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team bounced back with a big 76-36 win over non-conference opponent Bethesda University on Saturday afternoon at Voelkel Gymnasium.
Season impact: with the win, the Sagehens improve to 1-1 overall.
The Sagehens had four players reach double-digit scoring. Leading the way was sophomore Renae Tamura who went 7-8 from the field with a team-high 15 points. Freshman Cameron Edward notched 14 while freshmen Carly Leong and Amara Chidom each threw in 11.
Pomona-Pitzer had their way on offense as they posted a 51.7 field goal percentage and tallied 34 points in the paint. The Sagehens defense made it tough for the Flames to score as they held Bethesda under 10 points twice in the game, forced 13 turnovers and outrebounded the Flames 38-27.
The Sagehens got going right out of the gate scoring the first nine points of the game to take a 9-0 lead. Bethesda broke up the run with two quick baskets but the Sagehens outscored the Flames 21-4 in the first to take a large lead to work with.
Things didn't get much better for the Flames as the Sagehen defense held Bethesda to just eight points in the second while the Pomona-Pitzer offense put up a game-high 27. Edward and Chidom got going on offense as Edward notched 10 points in the second quarter alone while Chidom chipped in with seven to extend the lead to 48-12 heading into the locker room.
The Sagehens took their feet off of the gas in the second half but the Flames actually won the third quarter as they outscored the Sagehens 13-12. Pomona-Pitzer came back and put up 16 in the fourth as the Sagehens cruised to their first win of the 2018-19 season.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next host an exhibition against Embry Riddle on Saturday, November 17th at 5:00 p.m.