CLAREMONT – The Occidental women's basketball team's five-game win streak was snapped with a 53-43 loss at defending SCIAC Champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.
After beating CMS last month in the first round of SCIAC play, the Tigers faced an aggressive CMS team that forced 14 steals and had 14 offensive rebounds.
CMS held a lead throughout the first quarter until Dru Ishibashi made a 3-point jump shot to give the Tigers a 13-12 at the end of the quarter. CMS outscored the Tigers in the second quarter to take a 28-22 lead going into halftime.
The Tigers were able to cut into CMS's lead in the third quarter with a jump shot by Tala Ismail, making the score 32-31 with 4:06 left in the quarter, but CMS responded with a 6-0 run, giving them a cushion they would sustain throughout the game.
CMS's Kailee Severt led both teams in points with 13.
Season Impact: Oxy falls to 9-7 and 5-2 in SCIAC play. CMS improves to 9-6 and 5-1 in SCIAC.
Next Game: The Tigers return to action at Pomona-Pitzer at 5 p.m. this Saturday.Follow Oxy Athletics on Twitter Sign Up for Newsletters Watch on Youtube Follow us on Instagram