Caltech 65, Bethesda Christian 54: It's no longer 55 games and counting for the Beavers, who snapped their 55-game losing streak at home Wednesday evening in nonconference play.
The Beavers (1-4) led, 25-24, at halftime and connected on 18 of their 37 second-half field goal attempts in pulling away for the win.
Three Caltech players scored in double figures as guard Stephanie Wong led the way with a team-high 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Guard Esther Du added 15 points and nine rebounds, forward Grace Leishman added 13 points and five rebounds and forward Kristin Anderson added 10 rebounds for the Beavers.
The Beavers last posted a win on Feb. 18, 2010, when they beat Pomona-Pitzer 61-54.
GIRLS' WATER POLO
Mayfield 15, Westridge 2: The Prep League opener for both teams went the way of the Cubs, who defeated the archrival Tigers at Pasadena Poly on Wednesday afternoon.
Freshman Maggie Ireland led the Cubs (2-0 overall, 1-0 in league) with four goals, while Cristina Coppersmith added three goals and goalie Caley Martinez tallied 10 saves.
Elena Vega-Fujioka finished with two goals for the Tigers (0-4, 0-1).
Pasadena Poly 19, Pasadena 7: Crown City possession again belongs to the Panthers, who outscored the host Bulldogs, 7-0, in the first quarter en route to a nonleague victory Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Lindsey Kelleher (three assists and five steals) led the Panthers (4-0) with seven goals, while Caroline Harvey added five scores and Catherine Finney chipped in three goals. Lauren Lantry tied for the Panthers' team lead with three assists, while Allison Woo led Poly with six steals. Alyssa Paul and Natalia Sanchez-Nigolian also combined for eight saves for the Panthers.
Aria Hueso paced Pasadena (1-2) with five goals and goalie Savannah Woods finished with a match-high nine saves.
Marshall Fundamental 68, Bell Gardens 54: Senior guard Davin Hampton finished with a game-high 29 points in leading the Eagles to a nonleague road victory Wednesday evening.
Jerry Enciso added 14 points for the Marshall (4-2) and Kaylin Banks chipped in 11 points and eight assists.