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Josh Angle now has 222 career threes
Josh Angle now has 222 career threes

Josh Angle Ties CMS Career Three-Point Record to Lead Stags Past Whittier

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Senior guard Josh Angle matched his career high with seven three-pointers, while tying the CMS career record of 222 held by Bob Donlan ('02), as the Stags closed out the regular season with an 82-66 win over Whitter on Tuesday evening.

CMS finishes the regular season with a 19-6 overall record and a 13-3 record in SCIAC, good for the No. 2 seed and home court advantage against No. 3 Pomona-Pitzer in the semifinals on Friday night. Whittier ends its season at 6-19 overall and 4-12 in league play.

Angle finished with 27 points on 7-12 shooting from three, matching his total that he set last year in a win over No. 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor. He came into the game in third in CMS history with 215 threes, but passed the 221 from Chris Greene ('92) and tied the 222 that Donlan finished with 22 years ago. He also improved his career scoring total to 1540 points, which is sixth in program history, six out of fifth (Chris Blees '12).

Caelan Jones had 19 points and Rhett Carter added 16 for the Stags, increasing his career total to 960 points, needing 40 in the postseason to join the 1000-point club. 

CMS built an 11-point halftime lead after the game was close in the early going. Carter had two baskets and Angle had two three-pointers in a 10-2 run that turned a 29-26 lead into a 39-28 advantage with 5:32 left in the half. Jones then finished off the half with a three to give CMS a 45-34 lead heading into intermission. 

Early in the second half, CMS uncorked an 11-0 run to turn a 49-40 lead into a 20-point advantage to effectively put it away, with Angle capping it off with a three-pointer and a jumper. Angle hit his tying three-pointer with 5:42 to go to make it 72-51, but did not attempt another one before checking out with the win in hand. 

CMS will meet Pomona-Pitzer at home on Friday night for the right to advance to Saturday's SCIAC Championship and compete for the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Stags and Sagehens split during the regular season, with the home team winning each time. Top-seeded Cal Lutheran, which suffered its only league loss to CMS back in December, will face fourth-seeded Chapman in the other semifinal.