Cal State San Bernardino (2-3, 1-1)
Sunday, Dec. 16 • 3:00 p.m.
Coussoulis Arena • San Bernardino
Cal State San Bernardino (2-3, 1-1)
Sunday, Dec. 30 • 4:00 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
Tickets for all home games at RIMAC Arena are available at the main entrance. General admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 7 and up) and $5 for seniors (ages 65 and up), visiting students and UCSD Alumni Association members. UCSD students and children under 7 are admitted free. For info on group tickets or questions, please call 858.534.2508.
If you're not heading to San Bernardino on Dec. 16, you can hear live audio at http://bit.ly/Sq4Bux and watch live stats at http://bit.ly/12dJvkR. The Dec. 30th game at RIMAC Arena will feature live video and audio with Craig Elsten calling the play-by-play. You can tune in at http://bit.ly/gWUuRJ. In addition, the game will be covered by live stats at http://bit.ly/fsRBt5.
CAL STATE L.A. REWIND
UCSD opened its CCAA season on Nov. 30 with a convincing 70-49 win over Cal State L.A. at RIMAC Arena. Daisy Feder had 21 points and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Erin Dautremont posted her second double double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. UCSD began the game with a 15-0 run while holding the Golden Eagles scoreless for over five and a half minutes.
CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS REWIND
UCSD moved to 2-0 in CCAA play with a 74-66 win over Cal State Dominguez Hills at RIMAC on Dec. 1. Four Tritons had 10 or more points, including Daisy Feder (25), Emily Osga (16), Megan Perry (13) and Miranda Seto (13). The Toros led by one, 31-30, at halftime but UCSD drained eight three-pointers in the second stanza. The Tritons scored 29 points off of 23 CSUDH turnovers.
Daisy Feder currently leads the CCAA and ranks 10th in the country in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game. She has totaled at least 14 points in all nine games this season and registered a career high 29 against Seattle Pacific on Nov. 16. Feder also ranks third in the league in free throw percentage at 88.1 percent and 10th nationally in three pointers per game at 3.33. The senior guard entered the year with 966 career points and eclipsed 1,000 on Nov. 10 vs. Grand Canyon in Anaheim.
THE WIZARD OF OSGA
Senior guard Emily Osga is quickly approaching the 1,000 point mark for her career. The San Diego native entered the season with 835 points and has added 126 more so far, giving her a total of 961. Osga leads the Tritons and ranks second in the CCAA in field goal percentage (52.3%) and free throw percentage (91.3%), so it shouldn't take her long to drain the remaining 39 points.
TAKING ON THE RANKED
Three of UCSD's first five opponents of the season were ranked among the nation's top 25 - Grand Canyon at No. 13, Western Washington at No. 14 and Gannon at No. 15. In the most recent poll released Tuesday, Gannon has climbed to No. 8 while Grand Canyon is 16th and Western Washington is 21st. In addition, two teams that UCSD played when they were not ranked are now on the list - Simon Fraser at No. 9 and Tampa at No. 24.
FEDER WINS LEAGUE HONOR
Daisy Feder was named the CCAA Player of the Week on Dec. 3. The senior guard led UCSD to a pair of league wins, scoring 21 points vs. Cal State L.A. and totaling 25 the next night against Cal State Dominguez Hills. She made seven three-pointers and was 9-for-9 from the free throw line over the two contests.
UCSD has been money from the free throw line this season, hitting 82.4 percent (131-for-159) of its attempts. That percentage ranks second in the country, just behind Winona State's 82.8 clip. The Tritons have been to the charity stripe a lot recently, going 38-for-43 (88.4%) over their last two games.
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
UCSD broke a school record for victories last season, finishing at 30-3 overall. The Tritons won the CCAA regular season crown with a 21-1 mark and advanced to the finals of the NCAA West Regional. Ranked No. 1 in the nation for seven straight weeks, UCSD defeated Chico State and Western Washington in Regional play before falling to Alaska-Anchorage in the title game. Senior guard Chelsea Carlisle was named a WBCA All-American while four Tritons were named First Team All-CCAA. Head coach Charity Elliott was tabbed the West Region Coach of the Year.
First year head coach Heidi VanDerveer and her staff have announced the signing of four high school seniors that will suit up for the Tritons during the 2013-14 season. Committing to UCSD over the 2012 early signing period were Haley Anderson (guard/forward, 5-8, El Dorado Hills, Oak Ridge HS), McKenzie Bolden (guard, 5-5, Atlanta, Innocents Episcopal School), Hannah Johnson (forward/center, 5-11, Saratoga, Saratoga HS) and Taylor Tanita (guard, 5-6, Culver City, Culver City HS).
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