Junior guard Arik Smith was selected as First Team All-SCIAC while fellow junior forward Coltrane Powdrill became the first Kingsmen to be named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year in addition to earning Second Team All-SCIAC honors.
The Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team was unable to recreate the Friday night magic this evening at Chapman in the SCIAC Post Season Tournament Championship game as the Kingsmen fell 79-51, which unfortunately also ended the NCAA playoff hopes for CLU.
Cal Lutheran used a last second basket from Coltrane Powdrill to secure a 54-53 SCIAC Post Season Tournament Semifinal victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps after Arik Smith scored a career-high 31 points.
Kingsmen basketball is back in the SCIAC Post Season Tournament picture for the first time in three years as the squad looks to secure a spot in the NCAA Division III Basketball Tournament by earing the automatic berth with a pair of victories this weekend.
Three four-year senior men’s basketball players appeared on the court inside of the Gilbert Arena for one final time this evening. Unfortunately for the trio, the outcome was not what the Kingsmen had hoped for as they fell, 77-56, to the 2013-14 SCIAC champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags.
Facing a win-and-get-in scenario, Cal Lutheran clinched a berth into the upcoming Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Postseason Tournament with a 68-56 victory over Whittier Wednesday night. The Kingsmen had five scorers go for double-figures and defensively limiting to the Poets to just 36.8 percent shooting from the floor.
For the second consecutive contest the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team needed overtime against a SCIAC opponent. Tonight, on the road at La Verne, the Kingsmen ended up on the short end of an 80-76 loss as the Leopards swept past CLU this winter.
Another season sweep for the Cal Lutheran men’s basketball team is in the books, but it was not an easy one tonight for the Kingsmen who used overtime to take down Caltech, 63-60, in a SCIAC showdown inside of the Gilbert Arena.