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Junior forward Mikayla Williams scored a career-high 36 points in the Tritons' win over Hawaii Pacific.

Williams Explodes for Career-High 36 Points in Win Over No. RV Hawaii Pacific, 76-64


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SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Junior forward Mikayla Williams scored a career-high 36 points with seven rebounds to lift the No. RV University of California San Diego women’s basketball team to a neutral-site victory over No. RV Hawaii Pacific, 76-64.

UC San Diego (2-0) improved to 3-0 all-time against Hawaii Pacific and 7-1 all-time at The Sports Center on the campus of Cal State San Marcos.

Williams made 14-of-21 shots from the field, both of which were career highs. The Meath Park, Saskatchewan native was also 8-for-9 from the free-throw line.

Senior guard Kayla Sato added 14 points and five rebounds for the Tritons, who led by 10 at halftime and pushed their advantage to 66-46 on senior Joleen Yang’s 3-pointer with just over six minutes remaining.

Yang finished with nine points, junior forward Sydney Sharp had eight points and junior forward Haleigh Hatfield recorded seven points with 11 rebounds. 

UC San Diego had a 48-37 rebounding advantage, a 25-12 edge in second-chance points and outscored Hawaii Pacific in the paint, 40-28.

The Tritons led all but four minutes of Saturday’s game and shot 46.9 percent in the second half.

Next up, UC San Diego heads to the Pacific Northwest for the Sodexo Tip-Off Classic in Seattle Wash., where it will face Western Washington on Nov. 16 and Seattle Pacific on Nov. 17. 

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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country.  The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference.  UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent.  A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships.  In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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