Hatfield, Williams Lift No. 14 Tritons to Win at Cal State Monterey Bay, 77-41
SEASIDE, Calif. — The No. 14 University of California San Diego women’s basketball team came out focused on Thursday evening, jumping out to a big first-quarter lead en route to a convincing 77-41 road victory over Cal State Monterey Bay.
UC San Diego (6-0, 2-0 CCAA) remains unbeaten this season despite playing five of its six games away from home. It was the 12th-consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) road victory for the Tritons, who haven’t lost a conference road game since the 2016-17 season.
UC San Diego has won 12-straight CCAA contests overall dating back to last season, and 26 of its last 27.
The Tritons led 26-7 at the end of the first quarter on Thursday before leading at halftime, 42-18. UC San Diego outscored the Otters 24-9 in the third period to take firm control.
Junior forward Mikayla Williams was the game’s leading scorer, recording 16 points with eight rebounds on an efficient 7-for-8 shooting from the field.
Junior forward Haleigh Hatfield finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, freshman guards Julia Macabuhay and Brianna Claros scored 12 points apiece, while redshirt freshman guard Emily Cangelosi scored a career-high 10 points off the bench.
Senior guard Alisson Dones led Cal State Monterey Bay (0-6, 0-3) with 12 points, as the Tritons held the Otters to 23.4 percent shooting for the game and 0-for-3 from beyond the arc.
UC San Diego had a 30-14 edge in points in the paint and caused Cal State Monterey Bay to commit 19 turnovers.
The Tritons continue conference road play on Saturday, Dec. 1, as UC San Diego faces local foe Cal State San Marcos beginning at 1 p.m.
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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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