CLAREMONT, Calif. — Three Leopards finished in double figures but Concordia University Chicago pulled away in the second half to beat the University of La Verne Leopards 112-73 Wednesday night at the Rains Center.
Clarissa Perez scored a least 20 points for the sixth time this season and fifth game in a row. After scoring 44 points in a 90-83 win over NAIA La Sierra on Tuesday, the junior dropped 20 points against the Cougars with four three-pointers to go with four rebounds, three assists, and a steal.
Kristi Sakamoto had a strong showing for the Leopards finishing with four three-pointers, knocking down three in a row late in the third quarter, for a career-high 14 points.
Angelina Puno also had the best scoring day of her young career. The freshman totaled 13 points while grabbing three boards, dishing out an assist, and recording a steal.
Guard Caitlin Fu dished out five assists.
Concordia Chicago was led by Taylor Jacobsen's 26 points.
Season Impact: The Leopards move to 2-6 overall. The Cougars improve to 6-2.
Next Game: The Leopards break for the holidays and return to action on Thursday, December 28 in Thousand Oaks when they play Buena Vista at 2:00 p.m in the Cal Lutheran Tournament.