COLLEGE HOOPS: La Verne Takes Care of Caltech, Remains Perfect in SCIAC

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LA VERNE.–The Leopards of La Verne (8-4, 3-0 SCIAC) earned their third SCIAC win on Jan. 3, with a 70-67 win over Caltech, who drop to 0-3 in conference play.

Riki Murakami

Riki Murakami

Bolstered by the offensive play of Lindsey Foster and the defensive prowess of Emily Myers, the Leop­ards again put on a solid showing of disciplined basket­ball. Both players earned double dou­bles on the night.

Guard Riki Mu­rakami scored two points with five as­sists for La Verne in the win.

The Leopards shot 37.5 percent from the field, and 52.9 percent from the free throw line.

La Verne hosted Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

–La Verne Sports Information

Uyematsu Nets 9, but San Marcos Outshot by TMC

OCEANSIDE.–The Cal State San Marcos women’s basketball team could not withstand a strong shooting night by the The Master’s College in an 89-60 loss on Jan. 3 at Bross Gym.

Lindsay Uyematsu

Lindsay Uyematsu

CSUSM dropped to 7-12 over­all.

Cassie Damyanovich made six of her 12 attempts to lead the Cougars with 15 points. Freshman Nicole Lierly scored 11 points in a career-high 18 minutes of work.

First-year guard Lindsay Uyematsu had nine points and three assists. She played a game-high 31 minutes and was efficient with the ball, tallying an assist and three steals while turning it over just twice.

TMC (11-3) scored the game’s first 12 points and never looked back, shooting 55.7 percent from the field to hand the Cougars their third straight loss.

CSUSM outrebounded TMC, 39- 37, but the Mustangs outscored the Cougars 36-16 in the paint. Jacque­lyn Marshall and Nicole Nitake had 15 points apiece.

After the three straight road games, the Cougars are at home for two games this week.

– CSU San Marcos Sports Information

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