Tue., Dec. 13---Women’s Basketball at Grand Canyon---
Tue., Dec. 13---Men’s Basketball at Point Loma---
Sat., Dec. 17---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Coconut Coast Classic---
Mon., Dec. 19---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Coconut Coast Classic---
Wed., Dec. 20---Men’s Basketball---UCSD at Coconut Coast Classic---
MEN'S HOOP SQUAD TAKES ON POINT LOMA
After a week off for finals, the Men’s Basketball team jumps back into action full force this week, going crosstown to take on NAIA Point Loma, Tuesday night, and then flying to the Big Island of Hawaii for Coconut Coast Classic, starting Saturday against Hawaii-Hilo...The Tritons will hook up with Montreat on Monday and then face a return engagement with Hawaii-Hilo on Wednesday.
Coach Bill Carr’s club is 1-4 overall after absorbing a pair of last second conference defeats earlier this month...Tuesday will mark the 45th meeting between UCSD and Point Loma, the most the Tritons have faced any team...They are 18-22 all-time against the Sea Lions, including a 76-64 win last year...Ranked 10th nationally in the NAIA, Point Loma is 5-2 on the season, a record that does not count two exhibition defeats, an 11-point loss to San Diego State and a 47-point shellacking at USD last week.
TRITON WOMEN CONTINUE WINNING WAYS
With four wins in its last five outings, Coach Janell Jones’ Women’s Basketball team will look to build on its 5-2 record Tuesday night in a Division II road game against Grand Canyon...The contest in Phoenix will precede a 24-day hiatus before the Tritons host Cal State Stanislaus, Jan. 6...UCSD is 5-3 all-time against the Antelopes and split a pair of games in 2003-04 when the two squads last met.
An inside bucket by freshman Michelle Osier 1:15 into the game gave UCSD a lead it never relinquished in a 75-50 drubbing of Northwest Nazarene, Saturday night at RIMAC Arena...Junior guard Leora Juster was the offensive catalyst for the Tritons, piling up 23 points while hitting 8-of-14 from the floor and all seven chances at the free throw line...Juster was joined in the double digit scoring column by junior Hillary Hansen (14) and sophomore Alexis Mezzetta (10)...Hansen and Osier each pulled down a team high nine rebounds and the former chipped in with five assists as well...The Tritons held the Crusaders to just 31.3% shooting from the field while forcing 26 turnovers.
DAVEY, DICKEY GARNER ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Senior Matt Davey and junior Megan Dickey were each named to the NCSCA's 2005 Division II All-America squad that was announced last week...Both were second team selections...For Davey, who closed his Triton career with 31 goals and 24 assists, it was the third consecutive selection...He was first team as a sophomore and second team the past two seasons...For Dickey, has tallied 13 goals and nine assists while being chosen as the CCAA Player of the Year, it was first time she has been recognized as an All-American.