Balanced Attack Paces La Verne Past Caltech; Logan Posts Career High
PASADENA, Calif. – The University of La Verne had 12 different players get into the scoring column en route to their 70-51 win over Caltech on Thursday evening in a SCIAC women's basketball contest at the Braun Athletic Center.
Caltech's (0-19, 0-8) Paige Logan scored a career high 21 points – 16 of which came in the second half – to pace the Beavers efforts. It was the first time this season a Beaver scored at least 20 points. The freshman came off the bench to nail half of her 16 field goal attempts while going 5-for-6 from the free throw line. Logan also grabbed a team high seven rebounds.
La Verne (8-11, 5-3) held an 18-9 lead with 12:00 left in the first half. The visitors slowly built their lead to as large as 19 points at 37-18 with 2:05 left until halftime. Caltech came back by scoring seven consecutive points to end the period as they went into the locker room trailing 37-25.
Sarah Wright scored all 11 of her points for the Beaver in that opening session. The sophomore's double figure scoring output was a season high as she went 3-for-5 from the field and 4-for-4 from the foul line.
In the final half, the Leopards built their lead back to 19 points and four occasions. The Beavers showed fight during the final period and cut their deficit to as little as 11 points at 60-49 with 4:45 left but couldn't get their deficit under double figures.
Amanda Copas and Emily Carrillo each had a team best 12-point evenings to lead the La Verne scoring efforts.
Caltech's 16 turnovers were the second lowest output of the season. They forced the Leopards into 23 turnovers which help the home squad hold a 15-12 edge in points off of turnovers.