LOS ANGELES — The Occidental women's basketball team played well in the first half, pressuring on defense on its way to a 32-29 lead at halftime.
But fatigue and shooting woes caught up to the Tigers in their second game in two days in a 61-53 loss to Stevens Institute of Technology on Saturday.
Oxy beat St. Katherine by a wide margin on Friday night.
Oxy shot just 23 percent from the field, including 6 for 35 from the three-point line. The Tigers had a five-point lead in the third quarter, but went 0-11 from three in the period.
Taylor Yoshida led the Tigers on drives to the basket and subsequent free throws, scoring a game-high 18 points, along with seven rebounds. Maylene U. Hughes and her speed was a handful for Stevens to deal with as she finished with 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Jess Broad led Stevens with 16 points and seven rebounds.
When it was going well for Oxy, the Tigers were able to speed up Stevens, forcing turnovers and hurried shots, which led to transition opportunities.
When it wasn't going well, Stevens was winning the battle on the boards and getting good looks by the basket.
Season Impact: Oxy falls to 1-2 on the season.
Next Game: The Tigers are back in action against Bethesda on Nov. 29 at Caltech. Oxy returns home to play Bard on Nov. 30 at 4 p.m.