WOMEN'S BASKETBALL POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Chapman shared the SCIAC regular season champion title after finishing the season 13-3 but CMS earned the No.1 seed in the post-season tournament by having the head to head tiebreaker over the Panthers. Cal Lutheran (12-4) and Redlands (11-5) earned the third and fourth seeds.
The Athenas are looking for their fourth consecutive SCIAC post-season tournament title and fourth trip to the NCAA tournament. CMS will look to senior Kris Brackmann who leads the team with 10.9 points per game while also leading the team in steals. Defensively, senior Claire Donnelly ranks second in blocks (32) and averages 6.4 rebounds per game. The Bulldogs and Athenas split results during the regular season with each team winning on the road. CMS picked up a 59-43 win at Redlands while the Bulldogs escaped with a narrow 64-63 win at Roberts Pavilion. Offensively, senior Jade Cheldelin will pace the Bulldogs as she leads the team and ranks second in the SCIAC in scoring with 14.6 points per game. Junior Reyna Ta'amu will also look to contribute averaging 13.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, good enough for third in the conference.
In the other semifinal No.2 Chapman will host No. 3 Cal Lutheran as the Panthers swept the Regals during the regular seaon with a 70-68 win on the road and a 70-58 win at home. The Panthers will look to their fast-paced offense which features four players averaging double-digits in scoring including Lauren Sato (12.6), Jaryn Fajardo (10.4), Jaime Hum-Nishikado (11.5) and Megan Charles (14.2). Matching-up for the fourth consecutive time in the post-season against Chapman, the Regals own a 2-1 record in the past three seasons. Haley Hodgson has been a constant producer for the CLU as she leads the conference with 9.1 rebounds. Jessica Salottolo leads the Regals offense with 14.0 points per game.
Semifinal Contests - Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7 p.m.
Finals - Saturday, February 25, 2017
Ticket prices for admission to SCIAC Postseason Tournament matches are set by the conference and are as follows:
- Spectators w/ current SCIAC ID (Students, Faculty, Staff) – Free
- Children 12 and under – Free
- General Admission - $10
- Senior (55 and older) & Veteran - $5
|No.1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS)||No.2 Chapman||
No.3 Cal Lutheran
|No. 4 Redlands|
|17-8 (13-3 SCIAC)||16-9 (12-4 SCIAC)||14-11 (11-5 SCIAC)|
||Season Stats||Season Stats||Season Stats
NCAA Regional Rankings
Past Tournament Champions
2013-14 - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2014-15 - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
2015-16 - Claremont-Mudd-Scripps