PASADENA, Calif. – Chatham overcame a slow start to post a 57-42 win over Caltech Sunday afternoon in a non-conference women's basketball match-up at the Braun Athletic Center.
The Cougars nailed 12 of their 23 field goal attempts (52.2 percent) in the second half in sealing the win. Chatham converted 21.7 percent (5-of-23) of their field goal attempts in the opening half.
In the first 20 minutes of action, Caltech (0-11) didn't let the Cougars convert a field goal attempt until there was 10:28 left until halftime. Caltech held an 11-4 lead before Chatham (5-6) rallied. The visitors went on a 13-0 scoring spurt in taking a 17-11 lead with 4:40 left until halftime. However, the Beavers took back some of the game's momentum as the Cougars went into the locker room with a 20-18 lead.
Chatham scored the first eight points of the second half as they took a 28-18 lead. Caltech rallied and got their deficit down to two points at 37-35 with 7:31 left in the game. The Beavers couldn't overcome their two-point barrier as they got within two points on three occasions in the final 20 minutes but couldn't grab the lead.
With Chatham clinging to a 41-39 lead with 5:33 remaining, the Cougars iced the game by scoring the game's next 10 points in the victory.
Chatham took advantage of their size in the post as they held a 22-12 edge in points in the paint.
Kayla Hilko and Colleen Kiss each posted a game high 12 points to lead the Cougars.