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.
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.
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