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Austyn Masuno recorded 15 points and 18 rebounds.

Pacific Pulls Away Late To Defeat CMS Women's Basketball

CLAREMONT, Calif. - Austyn Masuno recorded her second consecutive double-double with 15 points and 18 rebounds but it wasn't enough as the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women's basketball team fell to the Pacific Boxers 70-51 on Sunday afternoon at Roberts Pavilion. 

With the loss, CMS sees its record level at 1-1 after opening with a 95-38 win over SAGU American Indian College on Friday. Pacific improves to 3-0 on the season, completing a Sixth Street sweep after also defeating Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. 

Pacific took the lead for good with just over four minutes left in the first quarter at 9-8, and the Athenas kept battling back to within a single possession over the next two quarters, but could never quite pull even. The Boxers pushed their lead up to 10 with a mini-run at the end of the third quarter (51-41), and after Flora Durgerian started the fourth with a layup to cut it to eight, Pacific went on an 8-0 run to pull away, eventually outscoring CMS 19-10 in the fourth quarter. 

Masuno added two assists, four blocks and two steals to a strong all-around stat line for the Athenas, leading three CMS players in double figures in scoring. Jacey Carter added 12 points, shooting 4-8 from three-point territory, and Jocelyn Song added 10 points on 4-8 shooting. 

CMS will be back in action next weekend when it travels to participate in NYU's tournament, facing Bridgewater State on Saturday, and the host Violets on Sunday. The Athenas will then return home to Roberts Pavilion for their own tournament on Nov. 26-27, hosting the David Wells Classic over Thanksgiving Weekend.