Sagehens Fend Off Kingsmen

Sagehens Fend Off Kingsmen

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Cal Lutheran men's basketball team hit the road for another Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) matchup on Thursday night and fell to Pomona-Pitzer 77-75 despite a late comeback attempt.

After both teams traded baskets in the early going, the Sagehens pulled ahead late in the first half to take a 43-34 lead at the break. Pomona-Pitzer led by as many as 12 points with 6:46 remaining in the game until the Kingsmen went on a 15-6 spurt to get within three points, 73-70. With under thirty seconds on the clock, Caleb Richey drained a jumper in the lane to tie the game at 75-75. The Sagehens answered with a game-winning layup from Micah Elan with two seconds left to steal the win at home.

Offensive Highlights: The Kingsmen shot 57.8 percent (26-for-45) from the field and were led by a game-high of 23 points from Wolfgang Wood. Austin Cole finished with 16 points after draining four threes while Caleb Richey and Adrian Francis tallied 13 apiece. Richey also led the way with six assists.

Defensive Highlights: Wood pulled down a team-high seven rebounds and Blake Miles added five. Miles also came away with the lone steal of the game for the Kingsmen.

The Opponent: Pomona-Pitzer shot 52.8 percent (28-for-53) and was led by 13 points and five assists from Corbin Koch while Daniel Rosenbaum finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. James Kelbert and Glenn Leininger added 10 points apiece of the bench.

Cal Lutheran (8-3) will continue SCIAC action at home this Saturday, Jan. 7 against Whittier at 4:00 p.m. following the women's game.

Box Score: PP 77, CLU 75
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