REDLANDS, CA. – Sophomore Madison Quan tied the single game points record with 38 in the Sagehens' 72-65 win over Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Redlands on Saturday night at Currier Gym.
Season Impact: With the win, the Sagehens improve to 12-9 overall and 7-5 in SCIAC play.
The Sagehens were led by Quan who tied the school record with 38 points and was unconscious from the floor hitting on 11 of her 16 attempts and was 5-5 from three and 11-12 from the line. Quan added five assists to her stat line while first-years Emily Church and Kaitlyn Leung each tallied 12 points in the win.
Pomona-Pitzer handed Redlands only its second conference loss and did so by limiting the Bulldogs to just 37.9% from the floor and outscored Redlands 32-18 in the paint. Despite getting outrebounded 46-28, the Sagehens made up for it behind the arc hitting on 42.9% of their threes and converted 20 points off of Redlands' turnovers.
The Bulldogs held the lead for the majority of the game and got out to a quick lead in the first with a 13-7 start within the first five minutes of the game. The Sagehens got the lead down to three points at 17-14 but the Bulldogs closed out their best quarter of the game with some makes late and took a 23-16 lead heading into the second.
Neither team could up with much offense in the second quarter as the two teams combined for just 23 points. The Sagehens shot slightly better than the Bulldogs in the second but both teams hovered around 30% from the field as the Bulldogs outscored the Sagehens 12-11 in the second to head into halftime with a 35-27 lead.
The Sagehens turned up the offense in the final two quarters. Although Redlands got off a good start in the third and extended its lead to 42-30, the Sagehens exploded at the end of the third with a 9-0 run including a steal on the last possession by first-year Charlize Andaya that resulted in an open layup by Leung as the Sagehens cut the gap to just 50-47 heading into the fourth.
The Sagehens immediately tied the game in the fourth after a three by Quan evened the score at 52-52. Redlands went on to reclaim the lead but the Sagehens took their first lead of the game after a big three by Leung put the Sagehens on top 55-54 with 6:15 left in the game.
Redlands kept the Sagehen lead at one until a three by Quan extended the lead to 60-56 and put some pressure on the Bulldogs to respond. The Sagehens played some extraordinary defense late in the game and prevented Redlands to get any momentum for a possible comeback. Redlands began to hit some shots very late in the game but the Sagehens were able to close the game out at the line and come away with a huge road win.
Up Next: The Sagehens will next travel to SCIAC opponent Caltech on Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m.