THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Austin Cole, Kyle Ferreira and Michael Wadsworth were honored before the game as Kingsmen basketball took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for Senior Night on Saturday. The Stags were victorious in the matchup and defeated the Kingsmen 84-46.
Ferreira and Cole both scored in double-digits with 14 and 12, respectively. Wadsworth was the next highest scorer and chipped in with six. Ferreira has scored double-digits in 23 of the 24 games this year and Cole has done so in 22 of them.
The Kingsmen had a tough shooting night as they went 14-for-47 (29.8%) from the field and 3-14 (21.4%) from three-point range. CMS took advantage of the poor shooting night and shot 57.6-percent from the field and 40-percent from three.
Cal Lutheran found itself in a quick hole as CMS was up 14-6 just five minutes into the game. The Stage kept the distance at double-digits for most of the half, but then a jumper from Cole and a free throw from Ferreira made it 28-20 with 5:25 left. CMS was able to push the lead back to double-digits by the end of the half and took a 36-23 lead at the break.
CMS opened up its lead in the second half. From the 14:55 mark to 11:18, the Stags made five consecutive three pointers and had a 61-30 lead. CLU was never able to get back into the game as CMS won the contest with a final score 84-46.
The Kingsmen and their senior class have one more game left in the season. Cal Lutheran will be at Whittier on Tuesday with tip off set for 7 p.m.
Box Score: CMS 84, CLU 46
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Release by Ryan Jorgenson, Sports Information Director