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The Sagehen Report for January 20

Chrisi Morrison '16 was one of several swimmers to record two individual wins as the Sagehens defeated Chapman handily to remain perfect in the SCIAC.

Chrisi Morrison '16 was one of several swimmers to record two individual wins as the Sagehens defeated Chapman handily to remain perfect in the SCIAC.

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This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw the Men’s and Women’s Swimming/Diving teams remain perfect in the SCIAC at 4-0, while the Men’s Basketball team stretched its winning streak to six games with wins over Occidental and UC Santa Cruz.

The Sagehens dominated Chapman in the swimming events, winning all by one of 28 races between the two genders. On the men’s side, Brian Williamson ’14 won the 200-yard butterfly, while Danny Villars ‘17 took the 200-yard backstroke and the 400 IM. The win was the seventh in a row for the Sagehens, since they dropped their first dual to Division II Cal Baptist on Nov. 16.

For the women, Maki Tohmon ’17 was a dual winner in the 50-yard and 500-yard freestyle with times of 25.69 and 5:21.54, respectively. Kay Sterner ‘17 took the 1650 in 18:08.42, winning by almost a minute, while Alex Lincoln ‘14 won the 100 in 53.82 and Lexi Davis ‘16 earned a win in the 200 (2:00.71) to sweep the freestyle events.

Chrisi Morrison ‘16 earned a win in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:13.93 and the 100-yard butterfly in 1:01.59, just ahead of Maddy DeMeules ‘15, who won the 200 fly in 2:27.03. Sophomore Ellena Basada ‘16 won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:32.02, as well the 400-yard IM, while Mia Hahn ’16 earned the win in the 200-yard backstroke.

Men’s Basketball had a pair of tight contests this week, but earned a key SCIAC win over Occidental 68-60 on Wednesday and then held off a late UC Santa Cruz rally for an 89-83 win on Saturday.  Gibson Farone-Collins ’16 continued his strong play of late with 15 points on 7-7 shooting against Occidental and then added 15 more on 6-9 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the win over UC Santa Cruz.

Kyle McAndrews ’15, who was named the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week and earned a spot on the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week for his performances from Jan. 6-12 when he averaged 30 points per game, had another big scoring night with 27 points in the UC Santa Cruz win, while Jake Klewer ’14 had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

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This Week's Schedule

Home Games in Bold

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Women’s Basketball (H) vs. La Sierra, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
Men’s Basketball (H) vs. Caltech, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23
Women’s Basketball (H) vs. Caltech, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 25
Swim/Dive at Redlands, 11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball (H) vs. La Verne, 5 p.m.
Women’s Basketball (H) vs. La Verne, 7 p.m.

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