After a gut wrenching end to their 2022-2023 season, the Sagehens are back, this time with a new “gladiator” mentality. Back to back heartbreaking losses saw the Pomona-Pitzer’s championship hopes slip away, and now the Hen’s are returning to the court with some newfound fire.
Unfortunately for the Stags, the second time was not the charm. Swarmed by the Sagehens, who pecked away at their defense, the CMS men’s basketball team fell to their sixth street rivals in the last game of the regular season. Both teams moved onto the semi finals later that weekend, but failed to make the final game. The result of their final face-off, however, along with their better record, allowed the Sagehens to receive a bid for the D-III NCAA tournament which they will compete at this weekend.
Gregg Popovich, now coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, discussed coaching Division-III Pomona-Pitzer in an exclusive interview with TSL.