WHITTIER, Calif. -- The Pomona-Pitzer men's basketball team fell to Southern California intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Whittier 84-67 on Saturday afternoon at Graham Athletic Center.
Pomona-Pitzer was led by freshman Daniel Rosenbaum who tallied a game-high 20 points for the Sagehens in the loss. Senior Gibson Farone-Collins also reached double-digits with 18 points and collected 11 rebounds.
Whittier was led by Anthony Martinez who tallied 18 points for the Poets. Jacob Contreras came off the bench with 12 points.
The Poets started the game out on a 16-7 run that gave them a big lead early on in the contest.
Pomona-Pitzer began to work its way back into the ball game and cut the Poets' lead down to 32-29 after an Earl Schultz layup with 3:57 left in the first half.
Whittier closed out the half on an 11-5 run to regain command of the game and went into the locker room with a 43-34 lead.
The Sagehens came out of the locker room and struggled to find the basket as the Poets opened up the second half on a 14-4 run to expand their lead to 57-38 with 15:29 to go.
Pomona-Pitzer had a tough second half on offense as they only cashed in on 12-34 from the floor opposed to Whittier who connected on 13 of their 32 shots.
The Poets outscored the Sagehens 41-31 in the second half as Whittier hands Pomona-Pitzer its sixth SCIAC loss of the season.
The Sagehens next take the court on Wednesday, February 3rd as they travel to Redlands at 7:30 p.m.