CLAREMONT, Calif. – The Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's basketball team continued its dominance of the SCIAC and clinched its eighth conference championship in the 66-57 win over Sixth Street rival, Pomona-Pitzer. This is the second consecutive title for the Athenas.
Three Athenas had double digit scoring nights: Kris Brackmann (CMC) with 16, Kimberly Scamman (CMC) with 12, and Kailee Severt (CMC) put up 11. Brackmann was the game's leading scorer in the second half as well, going 4-for-7 from the field and draining two free throws.
CMS built their lead during the first 30 minutes of play. The 12 point margin at halftime (34-22) was not comfortable for the Athenas who pushed their lead to 19 midway through the second half.
The Athenas have now won 17 games in a row and 22 consecutive SCIAC regular season games dating back to the end of last season.
For the Sagehens, Basha Brulee-Wills had 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, the only double-double on the night.
The Athenas wore pink warm-up shirts and socks in honor of survivors of cancer and the continued support for developing a cure. Before the game, the CMS starters were escorted onto the court by five survivors of cancer from the small CMS basketball community.
CMS' (15-0) final game of the regular season is against the No. 2 seed Cal Lutheran (12-2). The Athenas host the Regals at the Rains Center at Pomona-Pitzer in the first game of a double header with the Stags. Game times are at 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men.
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