Solid First Half Paces Redlands Over Caltech
REDLANDS, Calif. – Redlands used a strong shooting effort in the opening frame en route to a 68-31 win over Caltech Saturday evening in a SCIAC women's basketball contest.
During the first 20 minutes the Bulldogs went 14-of-28 from the floor. In addition, they nailed half of their eight three-point attempts in the opening stanza.
With Redlands up 10-4 just past the five-minute mark of the opening half, Krissy Dahl hit a jumper in the paint to cut the Beavers deficit to four. However, the Bulldogs proceeded to go on a 15-2 scoring spurt to up their advantage to 25-8 with 6:21 left in the half. The home squad methodically increased their opening period lead. Christina Rios' three-pointer was the final field goal of the opening stanza as Redlands went into the locker room with a 38-15 lead.
Although Caltech couldn't get their deficit in the second half under 20 points, they held Redlands to less than a 40 percent shooting effort in the final half.
Of Redlands 24 made field goals, eight came from behind the arc to aid in their winning cause.
For the game, Caltech turned the ball over 18 times which 12 under their season average.
Dahl led all Caltech scorers with a 10-point evening. The junior went 5-for-10 from the floor while blocking a game high three shots. Paige Logan just missed out on a double-double with a nine-point, nine-rebound effort.
Mariah Barbetti-Cort had a game high 16 points for the Bulldogs. During her 11-point performance, Courtney Carroll scored her 1,000th career point to aid in the home squad's efforts.