Women's Basketball: Sagehens Fall To Emory In Home Opener

Women's Basketball: Sagehens Fall To Emory In Home Opener

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Women's Basketball team fell to non-conference opponent Emory 88-54 on Saturday afternoon at Voelkel Gymnasium.

Season Impact: With the loss, the Sagehens start the year 0-3 overall.  

The Sagehens were led by sophomore Carly Leong who tallied a team-high 12 points in the loss. The Sagehens had two other players in double digits as sophomore Amara Chidom tallied 10 points and seven rebounds and first-year Emily Church scored 10 points as well.

Another tough shooting night for the Sagehens as the Eagles held Pomona-Pitzer at 30% from the field in the game while the Sagehens shot 21.7% from three. Both teams pulled down similar numbers in rebounds as Emory held a slight advantage at 41-38 but the Eagles scored 19 second chance points while the Sagehens only came away with eight. 

Emory got out to a good start in the first quarter as they connected on 73.3% of their shots. The Sagehens also got out to a great start with 70% shooting from the field in the first, but were overshadowed by the Eagles first quarter start.  Pomona-Pitzer stayed with the Eagles early on in the first but Emory ended the first on a 16-7 run to take a 26-19 lead.

Emory dropped back down to earth in the second quarter as they shot just 33.3% from the floor but the Sagehens were just 3-16 in the second quarter and 0-5 from three as they couldn't chip away at the Emory lead and went into halftime down 44-31.

The second half didn't get much better for the Sagehens on offense as they combined for just 23 points in the third and fourth quarters. Emory grew their lead in the third quarter as they outscored the Sagehens 22-10 and held a 66-41 lead heading into the fourth. 

After building a large lead in the first three quarters, Emory was able to maintain their advantage over the Sagehens and handed Pomona-Pitzer a loss in its home opener.

Up Next: The Sagehens will next host nonconference opponent Stevens on Sunday, November 24th at 2:00 p.m.