Tight game at halftime turns into big win for CMS over Pomona-Pitzer

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CLAREMONT, Calif. – An eight point halftime lead ballooned into a 30-point win as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's basketball team pulled away from Pomona-Pitzer in the second half to get a 71-41 conference win on Jan. 24 at Voelkel Gymnasium. CMS remained in first place and unbeaten in SCIAC play at 9-0 with the win. CMS is now 15-3 overall while Pomona-Pitzer dropped to 2-14.

A 7-0 run to start the second half over the first three minutes by CMS pushed its lead to double-digits at 35-20 and CMS would never look back. During the run, guard Kyra Ray (KGI) got the scoring started with a three-pointer and senior guard Kimberly Scamman followed with back-to-back buckets. Keying the CMS run was its defense which has held its opponents to 41 points or less in three-straight conference games. The Athenas held the Sagehens to 20 percent shooting from the field and seven percent shooting from the three-point line in the game.

In the first half, CMS led by as many as 17 points at 23-6 after a layup by Scamman with 8:44 left. However, Pomona-Pitzer tightened the score up, going on a 14-5 run to close out the first 20 minutes. Amelia Hummel had six of Pomona-Pitzer's points during the run.

CMS controlled the paint, outscoring Pomona-Pitzer 32-16. Bench points were also in favor of CMS as CMS' bench outscored Pomona-Pitzer's 26-9. All told, 11 different players scored for CMS in the game.

Scamman led all scorers with 17 points and added 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kris Brackmann (CMC) added 14 points and sophomore guard Jai Dungca (CMC) led CMS' bench scoring with eight points.

Basha Brulee-Willis had 14 points for Pomona-Pitzer.

Next up for CMS is a home game at the Linde Activities Center on Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Occidental.


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