Sagehen Roundup for the Week of December 1, 2014

Mari Pettibone '15
Mari Pettibone ’15 won the 100-yard breaststroke to help the Women’s Swimming and Diving team to a 197-95 win over Whittier in its first SCIAC dual meet.

Claremont, Calif. (December 8, 2014) – This week in Sagehens Athletics saw the Men’s Swimming and Diving and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams both open the SCIAC season with lopsided wins over Whittier, while Men’s Basketball took nationally ranked North Central into overtime before  a narrow defeat.

Cayla Nishizaki ’17 won four events for the Women’s Swimming and Diving team (three individual, one relay), taking both sprint freestyle events (50, 100) and the 100-yard butterfly. Mari Pettibone ’15 added a win in the 100-yard breaststroke and Kara Miller-Radest ’18 was first in the 200-yard butterfly (and second in the 100-yard butterfly behind Nishizaki) for the Sagehens, who took 12 of the 14 swimming events on their way to a 197-95 victory.

The Men’s Swimming and Diving team also won by over 100 points (197-73). Kyle Dalrymple ’17 was first in the 200-yard breaststroke, William Thorson ’16 won the 100-yard butterfly and Andrew Wright ’16 took first place in the 1650-yard freestyle. Dalrymple also helped the Sagehens to a win in the 400-yard medley relay, while Andrew Savage ’15 and Eirik Hansen ’15 swam the first two legs of the winning 200-yard freestyle relay. The Swimming and Diving teams will be in action this weekend at the Commerce Invitational, which runs from FridaySunday.

Men’s Basketball nearly rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat No. 22 North Central on Thursday, as a late three-pointer from Joseph Eyen ’15 gave the Sagehens a 68-65 lead. The Cardinals tied it on a three-pointer with 27 seconds left, though, and prevailed in overtime 79-77, scoring the winning basket with 1:27 left after Adrian Brandon ’15 tied it with a steal and breakaway dunk. Eyen finished with 12 points, shooting 4-5 from three-point territory in the second half.  The Sagehens host two home games this week, meeting Bristol on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Westmont on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball dropped its only game of the week 70-53 to La Sierra. Basha Brulee-Wills ’17 continued her strong start to the season with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Amelia Hummel ’16 was also in double figures with 10 points and McKenna VanderKley ’17 chipped in with six. The Sagehens travel to Biola on Tuesday for their only game of the week.

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This Week’s Schedule
Home Events In Bold

Tuesday, Dec. 9
Women’s Basketball at Biola, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 10
Men’s Basketball (H) vs. Bristol, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 12
Swimming and Diving at Commerce Invitational, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Swimming and Diving at Commerce Invitational, 10 a.m.

Men’s Basketball (H) vs. Westmont, 7 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 14
Swimming and Diving at Commerce Invitational, 10 a.m.

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