Lewis Explodes for 24 Points at Pacific to Cap Portland Swing

Lewis Explodes for 24 Points at Pacific to Cap Portland Swing

FOREST GROVE, Ore. (Nov. 22, 2014) – Sophomore Kate Lewis (San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan) exploded for 24 points as the Caltech women's basketball team closed out its weekend trip to the Portland, Ore. area at Pacific University on Saturday afternoon.

The Boxers overcame an early deficit to record the 88-50 victory, improving to 2-0 overall while the Beavers drop to 0-2.

Pacific sank the first basket of the game, but junior Stephanie Wong (Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. / Palos Verdes Peninsula) drilled a three-pointer on Caltech's first possession to spark a 7-0 run over the next two minutes.

The Boxers regained the lead on a pair of free throws at the 15:45 mark, but the Beavers took it back immediately and held on for the next five minutes until the floodgates opened, with Pacific rattling off 15 unanswered points to surge ahead, 25-13.  The hosts would increase the margin to 23 by halftime and continued to build up to the final 38-point edge.

Lewis' output led all players and was her third career 20-point effort, with the sophomore adding five rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block.  Wong scored in double figures for the second time in as many games, notching 15 points, and made two steals.  Junior Kristin Anderson (Folsom, Calif. / St. Francis) managed to record seven points and five rebounds over just 15 minutes off the bench due to foul trouble.

Head Coach Sandra Marbut and the Beavers will return to Southern California and host Linfield College (3-0) in their home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m.  The game will be available online via live video stream and Live stats, both which can be accessed through the team's schedule page at GoCaltech.com.


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