PASADENA (Jan. 14, 2019) – Senior Nika Haleftiras (San Diego, Calif. / Our Lady of Peace) shot the ball with effectiveness against visiting Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in Monday evening's SCIAC clash.
Haleftiras shot 5-for-10 from the field, with all five of her field goals coming from deep. The senior amounted to 17 points after making a pair of free throws. Caltech collectively went 9-for-12 from the line, up eight percent from its team percentage on the season. Senior forward Madeline Schemel (Westport, Conn. / Staples) matched Haleftiras with a 5-for-10 shooting game with all of her baskets coming from inside the arc. Junior guard Grace Peng (San Ramon, Calif. / California) took a back seat offensively on Monday, but faciliated to Schemel and Halftiras to the tune of four assists.
Defensively, the Beavers had their moments against the Athenas. Senior center Elizabeth Eiden (White Plains, N.Y. / Holy Child) made her presence felt with five blocks and is now six away from reaching 200 on her career. The senior is already the program's all-time leader in rejections and padded her total with another strong game on Monday. Collectively, Caltech held an always deep and experienced CMS team to 16 points or less in three out of four quarters and no one player managed to score more than 11 points on the visiting side.
Head Coach Bridgette Reyes and the Beavers will be back at home on Wednesday, Jan. 16 when they host defending SCIAC champion Chapman University.