Stags Crush Caltech 93-62

Game Recap

by James Havlicek

After a hard fought game tonight at Ducey Gymnasium, the Stags defeated the Beavers of CalTech with a final score of 93-62. The Stags are now 20-1 overall and 10-1 in SCIAC, continuing along their path of groundbreaking success this season, while the struggling yet hard-working Beavers are 5-16 and 0-10.

Despite the fairly wide margin of victory for the Stags, the first half was, for the most part, tightly contested. Aggressive, physical play by the Beavers compensated for what one might consider their lack of athleticism in comparison to the Stags, who boast a squad that, at 11th in the nation in Division III and possibly higher after tonight’s victory, can compete with almost anyone in their path. At the half, the Stags, led by Mani Maceira’s 11 first half points, were ahead by 16 to the Beavers, led by Bryan Joel’s 12 points. The Stags were able to nearly shut down CalTech star Michael Edwards, who chipped in only 4 points tonight despite his 15.3 point average.

The Stags began to pull away in the second half, allowing every player on the squad to have an opportunity to receive some minutes down the stretch. Though the Beavers were relentless in their aggressive play, the Stags ultimately came away with a 31-point victory.

Four of the Stags had double figures in the point category this evening, with Chris Blees contributing 12, Mani Maceira scoring 15, and Joey Anderson and Patrick Donnelly both chipping in 13. The Beavers were led in scoring by Bryan Joel, who scored 14.

The Stags will next be at Redlands on February 11th, and the Beavers will next be facing Cal Lutheran on the same day.

Pre-game Coverage

by James Havlicek

Tonight in Ducey gymnasium, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags will face the Beavers of CalTech (5-15, 0-9 SCIAC). Fresh off of a thrilling one-point victory over Whittier, who previously gave the Stags (19-1, 8-1 SCIAC) their only loss thus far in this historic season, the stags will look to continue along their path of sheer SCIAC dominance.

The Stags, coached by Ken Scalmanini and led by NCAA preseason All-American post-graduate Chris Blees, are currently ranked 1st in SCIAC and 11th in the nation in Division III.

The Beavers, coached by Dr. Oliver Eslinger and led by junior Michael Edwards, have struggled thus far this season, and have not yet had a victory in conference.

Stay tuned for what should be an exciting inter-conference matchup!

Live Broadcast

Audio and video coverage will begin at 7:20 PM as play starts at 7:30 PM. You can catch all of the live action on this page! Today's broadcast will be brought to you by Nathan Falk (CMC '14) and James Havlicek (CMC '14).

The CMS broadcast can be found at this link:

http://www.firstteambroadcasting.com/events/2012/02/08/mens-basketball-cms-vs-cal-tech/

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