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Caelan Jones had 15 points for the Stags (photo by Ruby Marks)
Caelan Jones had 15 points for the Stags (photo by Ruby Marks)

CMS Men's Basketball Drops Road Decision to Pomona-Pitzer for Season Split

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The Pomona-Pitzer men's basketball team was able to defend its home court and split the season series with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday, taking a 70-54 decision at Voelkel Gymnasium.

The result puts the two teams tied in the loss column in SCIAC play, with CMS standing at 16-6 overall and 11-3 in the SCIAC, while Pomona-Pitzer is 17-5 overall and 10-3 in the league. With Cal Lutheran standing at 13-1, it likely sets up a rematch between the Sixth Street rivals in the SCIAC Semifinals, with home court advantage still to be determined. 

The Stags never led, but were able to get the Pomona-Pitzer lead down to 30-29 late in the first half. The Sagehens extended it to 35-30 at the break on a Peyton Mullarkey three-pointer with 44 seconds left in the half, and then scored the first 10 points of the second half to break it open.

CMS had seven straight points on a Caelan Jones dunk, a Josh Angle jumper and a Matt Meredith three-pointer to get back to 45-37, but that was as close as the Stags could come, as Pomona-Pitzer built a 20-point lead with 6:12 left. 

Angle led CMS with 16 points, and Jones added 15, but the Sagehens had four of their starters in doubles, led by Ty Bergman with 16. 

CMS will be back in action when it plays its final regular season home game on Wednesday night against La Verne at 7 p.m.