TURLOCK, Calif. - Daisy Feder hit a pair of key three pointers late in the second half as the UC San Diego women's basketball team survived a late Cal State Stanislaus rally and went on to defeat the Warriors, 86-80, on Saturday evening at Fitzpatrick Arena.
The Tritons led by as many as 19 points in the opening period, but the Warriors rallied all the way back to within 72-71 with 3:10 left to play before Feder hit back-to-back threes to stop the run. UCSD then made eight free throws in the final 1:09 to seal the win.
Chelsea Carlisle scored a game-high 31 points for the Tritons, who improve to 8-7 overall and 6-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association with the win. UCSD wrapped up its three-game road trip with a perfect 3-0 record and has now won four straight overall. The red-hot Tritons have claimed eight of their last 10 over the last six weeks, with both defeats coming in double overtime.
One night after hitting 10 three-pointers in a win over league-leading Chico State, UCSD dropped 11 threes against Stanislaus, including eight straight at one point in the first half. The Tritons were 9-of-11 from behind the arc in the opening period and finished 11-for-21 in the game, 53%.
Carlisle had a big hand in the three-point barrage, finishing 4-of-10 from behind the arc, with all four coming in the first half. She was 8-for-19 overall and converted 11 of her 13 free throws to record her third 30-point performance of the season. The All-American point guard added six rebounds, seven assists, and a career-high tying six steals.
Lauren Freidenberg was the only other player to reach double figures for UCSD, finishing with 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting. Feder was a perfect 3-for-3 from the three-point line and finished with nine points.
Andreanna Marshall scored 26 points to lead Cal State Stanislaus, finishing 12-of-21 from the floor. Christin Gowan added 16 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Katie Busi tallied a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards.
UCSD caught fire five minutes into the first half and hit eight consecutive threes over a 13 minute span. The Tritons outscored the Warriors 33-15 during the stretch and took a 45-26 lead on back-to-back triples by Carlisle and Erin Dautremont with just over three minutes left in the half.
Marshall scored to make it 72-71 in favor of the Tritons with a little more than three minutes left and then Feder followed with her two big threes to give UCSD a seven point margin with 2:04 on the clock. Theresa Henderson and Marshall followed with buckets for Stanislaus, but the Warriors would get no closer than that, as UCSD took care of business at the free throw line down the stretch.