Sagehen Round Up for the Week of January 6, 2014

Claremont, Calif. (January 13, 2014) This week in Sagehens Athletics saw the four winter programs combine for a 9-1 week, including a dramatic home win for the Men’s Basketball team against Chapman on Wednesday.

Basha Brulee-Wills '17 averaged 17 points in two games for the Women's Basketball team.
Basha Brulee-Wills ’17 averaged 17 points in two games for the Women’s Basketball team.

Men’s Basketball was pushed to the brink by Chapman at Voelkel Gymnasium on Wednesday, but came away with a big 90-85 win in double-overtime, and then completed a 2-0 week with a 83-74 road win over Whittier. Xavyr Moss ’14 had nine points in the win over Chapman, including a key basket in the second overtime to put the Sagehens ahead by four points. Joseph Eyen ’15 contributed a pair of three-pointers in the win over Whittier on Saturday, while Nicholas Nordale ’17 had eight points and seven rebounds.

Women’s Basketball split two games this week, falling to Chapman at home on Thursday 52-44 and winning at Whittier 65-45. Basha Brulee-Wills ’17 scored in double figures for the Sagehens in both games, scoring 15 against Chapman and 19 against Whittier. Amelia Hummel ’16 pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds against Chapman, and added six points, nine rebounds and five assists at Whittier, while Ruth Shapiro ’15 contributed eight rebounds and five assists and Kacie Hitomi ’17 added seven points on 2-2 shooting from the floor.

The Swimming and Diving teams both went 3-0 this week with three lopsided wins, defeating Wheaton (Mass.) on Tuesday and sweeping a SCIAC tri-meet from Occidental and Caltech on Saturday. On the men’s side, Kyle Dalrymple ’17 became only the fourth swimmer to break a minute in the 100-yard breaststroke against Wheaton with a 59.81, and then passed that on Saturday with a 59.32 when he moved into third place on the Sagehens all-time list, finished a close second in the race. Andrew Wright ’16 won both distance events, taking first place in the 500-yard and 1000-yard freestyle, and Timothy Hardman ’17 won the 100-yard backstroke with Gabriel Leggott ’14 coming in second.

The women won all 16 events against Wheaton, including Dawn Barlow ’16 winning both diving events. Cayla Nishizaki ’17 won the 50-yard freestyle in both the Wheaton and the Occidental/Caltech meets to continue her strong rookie campaign, adding a second-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle. Margaret (Mari) Pettibone ’15, who studied abroad in the fall, had a strong race in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing second.

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This Week’s Schedule

Home Events In Bold

Wednesday, Jan. 15
Men’s Basketball at Occidental, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 16
Women’s Basketball at Occidental, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 18
Swimming/Diving at Chapman, 11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball (H) vs. UC Santa Cruz, 2 p.m.

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