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Senior guard Kayla Sato and the Tritons knocked off Cal State LA on Saturday evening.

No. 2 Tritons Come Out Hot in Victory Over Cal State LA, 73-48

UC San Diego

LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego took care of business at home on Saturday evening, defeating Cal State LA, 73-48, at RIMAC Arena.

The Tritons jumped out to an 18-5 advantage at the end of the first quarter and led by 29 points at halftime, allowing only 11 points by intermission.

UC San Diego (22-0, 18-0 CCAA) continued its marvelous season, winning its 32nd-consecutive regular-season contest, its 28th-straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular-season game and the 42nd in its last 43 regular-season conference games. 

The Tritons stand 2.5 games ahead of Cal Poly Pomona in the conference standings with four to play. A road victory over Sonoma State on Thursday, Feb. 21, will clinch the program’s fourth-straight CCAA regular-season championship.

Junior forward Mikayla Williams led UC San Diego on Saturday with 19 points and 10 rebounds, junior guard Sydney Sharp made four 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, while redshirt freshman guard Emily Cangelosi scored eight points off the bench. 

The Tritons held Cal State LA to just 17 percent shooting (5-of-29) in the first half, while UC San Diego came out hot, shooting 50 percent from the field and 7-for-15 from 3-point range in the game’s first 20 minutes.

Following Thursday’s road game at Sonoma State, UC San Diego wraps up its regular-season road schedule at San Francisco State on Saturday, Feb. 23.

About UC San Diego Athletics
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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