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Athenas Defeat La Verne, Prepare for Crucial Game at Whittier

LA VERNE, CA -- The Athenas took advantage of the Leopards shooting difficulties and defeated La Verne 61-50. The win allows the Athenas to stay in the hunt for the final spot in the SCIAC Tournament.

The Leopards kept the game close in the first half, ending the half with a two-point deficit. But the Athenas stormed back in the second half with 15 unanswered points to increase their lead to ten. The Athenas were able to cruise comfortably the rest of the game and won 61-50.

Although the Leopards were able to shoot 18 more shots than the Athenas (67-49), the Athenas were able to score two more baskets (21-19), attempt twice as many foul shots (28-14) and convert ten more free throws (17-7). Aria Krumwiede (SO, Scottsdale, AZ) scored a game-high 19 points and Grace Beck (SO, Santa Cruz [pictured]) controlled the boards by grabbing a game-high ten rebounds.

The Athenas will be traveling to Whittier on Thursday, Feb. 18 to continue their fight for the fourth and final seed in the SCIAC Tournament. Tip-Off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.