Junior guard Kyle McAndrews of Pomona-Pitzer is the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week (all sports).
He tallied the two highest scoring totals of his three-year career, with 32 in a double-overtime 90-85 win over Chapman on Wednesday and 28 in an 83-74 road win over Whittier on Saturday.
His previous high of 25 was set earlier this season in a win against UC Santa Cruz.
The two wins helped Pomona-Pitzer extend its winning streak to four games and stay in second place in the SCIAC at 5-1, just behind Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 4-0. The Sagehens are now 9-5 overall on the season.
McAndrews earned the SCIAC honor for the second time in his career, after also winning it in November of 2012.
Head Coach Charles Katsiaficas of Pomona-Pitzer notched his 400th career win as the Sagehens (6-5) upended host Trinity (Tex.) 68-63 Monday afternoon.
Katsiaficas, now in is 26th year heading the program, boasts a mark of 400-281. In a unique twist, he also picked up his milestone win in San Antonio (at the Trinity University Classic), where his old boss, former Pomona-Pitzer Head Coach Gregg Popovich, currently coaches the San Antonio Spurs.
Katsiaficas served as an assistant coach for Popovich at Pomona-Pitzer in the mid 1980’s, and served one year as an interim head coach for the Sagehens in 1986-87 while Popovich took a one-year sabbatical (to work with Larry Brown at Kansas). One year later, Popovich left Pomona-Pitzer to become Larry Brown’s assistant with the Spurs, and Katsiaficas took over the Sagehen helm permanently.
He has led the Sagehens to 10 SCIAC Championships and 11 berths in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Among the key players leading the team to the win were senior forward Jake Klewer with 11 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Junior guard Kyle McAndrews had a team-high 14 points, while senior forward John Weiss and junior guard Michael Cohen each had 10 points.
Senior defensive lineman Daniel Kane of the University of Redlands was selected to the D3 Football.com All-West Region third-team.
Kane, a resident of Covina and graduate of Bishop Amat High School, helped the Bulldogs to a SCIAC title. He made 44 tackles with 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
He was one of just two players from the conference to make the list. The other was guard Justin LaLonde of Chapman who made the second team.