MBB Falls to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer in the David Wells Classic

MBB Falls to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer in the David Wells Classic

The David Wells Classic Basketball Tournament was held on November 27 & 28, at the Raine Center on the campus of Pomona-Pitzer College. On the first night, the Bears matched up against a talented Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team, taking them down to the wire, only to lose the game in the final seconds, 65-63. The Bears had CMS down by seven points with just over four minutes remaining in the game, but the defense stepped up to help CMS earn the comeback win. With the score even at 63, Bristol had the ball with a chance to win, but CMS came up with the defensive stop. On CMS' next possession, sophomore guard Michael Scarlett dished the ball off to sophomore forward Nicolas Segura who scored on a reverse lay-up with three seconds remaining to give CMS the win. DeVontae Bryant led the Bears in scoring and rebounds, with 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively. 

Game two saw the Bears match up against Pomona-Pitzer College, in a rivalry match from last season where the Bears came away victorious. This year the result was not the same, as the Bears came out flat against the Sagehens. The Sagehens shot out to an early 9-2 lead in the first two minutes on three 3-pointers (one by Daniel Rosenbaum and two by Gibson Farone-Collins), and never looked back. Pomona-Pitzer led, 41-36, at the half, behind Hunter Lowry's 15 points in the first 20 minutes. Pomona-Pitzer then outscored Bristol, 51-37, in the second half to win handily, as Koch scored 18 of his 27 points after the break. A total of 14 Sagehens saw playing time in the well-rounded effort. Bristol was lead in scoring by Steven Shares and DeVontae Bryant, with 15 points each.  The Bears next game is against Fresno Pacific University on Thursday, December 3rd, at 7:00 p.m., in Fresno, California.