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Mikayla Williams scored 23 points with 14 rebounds in a road win over Humboldt State.

No. 4 Tritons Top Humboldt State for VanDerveer's 150th win

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ARCATA, Calif. — The No. 4 University of California San Diego women’s basketball finished off a successful two-game road trip this week, earning a road victory over Humboldt State, 72-61, on Saturday night at Lumberjack Arena.

The win was head coach Heidi VanDerveer’s 150th in her seventh season with the Tritons, who remain undefeated this season.

UC San Diego (17-0, 13-0) was led by junior forward Mikayla Williams’ 23 points, 14 rebounds and four assists, while senior guard Joleen Yang matched a career-high with six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points.

Junior forward Haleigh Hatfield grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with eight points, junior guard Sydney Sharp added 10 points and senior guard Kayla Sato had 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

The Tritons have now won 23-straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) contests and 37 of their last 38 in conference play. It was also UC San Diego’s 21st-consecutive CCAA road victory and 19thwin in a row on the road overall.

The game was largely decided on the boards, as the Tritons had a 47-24 rebounded advantage and a 20-4 edge in second-chance points. UC San Diego racked up 18 offensive rebounds — led by Williams’ eight and Hatfield’s five — while Humboldt State had just five as a team.

After trailing by one at the end of the first quarter, the Tritons outscored the Lumberjacks by eight in the second period and led 51-37 at the end of the third.

UC San Diego returns to action this week for Spirit Night, as it plays host to Stanislaus State on Thursday, Jan. 31, beginning at 5:30 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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