Claremont, CA (January 21, 2013) – This week Sagehens Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and the Women’s Swimming team split their meets to set up big match-ups at CMS, while the coming week will see the spring season officially get underway with Women’s Water Polo traveling to the UC Santa Barbara Invitational.
Men’s Basketball had two down-to-the-wire games, coming up on the short end at Whittier on Wednesday 61-58 after leading with 14 seconds left, and bouncing back to defeat La Verne 70-66 on Saturday. James Xavyr Moss ’13 was in double figures in both games, scoring 13 points in the Whittier game and adding 11 in the win over La Verne.
The Women’s Basketball team took a 66-61 win at Whittier on Thursday and then faced SCIAC co-leader La Verne on Saturday and fell on the short end of a track meet, as the Leopards used their up-and-down style to pull away for a 108-75 win. Ruth Shapiro ’15 had a double-double in the La Verne game, tallying 10 points on 5-8 shooting and pulling down 10 rebounds.
Both basketball teams cross Sixth Street to meet CMS this week, with the men battling the Stags on Wednesday and the women facing the Athenas on Thursday. The Sagehens then host a doubleheader with Redlands on Saturday.
The Swimming and Diving teams had two home meets, as Simon Fraser University’s Division II team visited from Canada on Friday and Redlands came to Haldeman Pool on Saturday. Simon Fraser swept both teams, while the Redlands meet resulted in a split, with the Sagehen Women earning a convincing win to stay unbeaten in the SCIAC.
Dawn Barlow ’16 swept the diving competitions against six competitors from Redlands, winning both the one-meter and three-meter events. Margaret Pettibone ’15 added a win in the 100-yard breaststroke and swam the breaststroke leg of the winning medley relay team. William Thorson ’16 was third in the 100-yard butterfly on the men’s side to help the Sagehens capture three of the top four spots. Gabriel Leggott ’14 added a third-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke, while Andrew Wright ’16 was second in the 1000 free and third in the 500 free.
The Swimming and Diving teams will also cross the street this week to face CMS on Saturday. They won’t be the only Sagehens in the pool this week, as the defending SCIAC Champion Women’s Water Polo team, led by 2012 leading scorer Alyssa Woodward ’15, opens its spring campaign at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invitational on Sunday.