The Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Lindsay Goldbatt, had its season come to a close Thursday night as it fell to 72-68 to Chapman in the SCIAC Post Season Tournament Semifinal.
The Cal Lutheran women's basketball has advanced to the SCIAC Post Season Tournament for the third consecutive year, this time tying up the fourth and final spot for a chance to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament.
A basketball season that started shaky before taking an upward swing, which included a six game win-streak, will continue after the Cal Lutheran Regals got a little help from their league foes to clinch the fourth and final spot in the 2014 SCIAC Post Season Tournament despite a 60-54 loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the regular season finale this evening inside of the Gilbert Arena.
Needing a win to keep its post season hopes alive, Cal Lutheran got at least a point from all 14 players Thursday night as it throttled Whittier 85-68 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Regals while keeping them in the hunt for a SCIAC Post Season bid as they improved their conference record to 9-6.
The Cal Lutheran women’s basketball team will again host a Play 4Kay Game when it takes on Whittier in an important Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) contest that is slated for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 inside of Gilbert Arena.
Trailing 69-66 with two seconds left in the game, Cal Lutheran was fouled on a three-pointer and made the first two free-throws but couldn’t hit the third and its late rally came up short against UC Santa Cruz, falling to the Banana Slugs 69-68 Saturday.
Four different Regals reached double figures and CLU outscored Redlands 45-43 in the second half but Cal Lutheran saw its six-game win-streak snapped Thursday night as it fell 82-71 to the Bulldogs. CLU trailed by just four with three minutes to go in the first half but the Bulldogs closed with a 10-3 run into halftime and the Regals would never recover.
Leading by seven at halftime, Sofia Cruz and Haley Hodgson each scored 11 points in the second half and Cal Lutheran held La Verne to just four points over the final eight minutes as it pulled away for 63-47 road win over the Leopards Saturday night.