LA JOLLA, Calif. - Chelsea Carlisle
scored 15 points and Daisy Feder
put in 12 as the fourth-ranked UC San Diego women's basketball team rolled to a commanding 79-44 victory over San Francisco State in a California Collegiate Athletic Association clash on Thursday evening at RIMAC Arena.
Playing for the first time since December 19, UCSD showed little signs of rust, building a 13-point halftime lead and then outscoring SFSU 47-25 in the second stanza. The Tritons sank a season-high 11 three-pointers and held the Gators to 27% shooting to remain perfect on the season.
UCSD improves to 11-0 overall and 5-0 in CCAA play with the win, while the loss drops San Francisco State to 2-8 on the year and 1-3 in conference. The Tritons will now put their perfect record on the line when undefeated and 11th-ranked Cal Poly Pomona invades RIMAC on Friday evening.
Carlisle led three players in double figures for the Tritons, who won comfortably despite shooting just 37% (25-67) from the field. The two-time All-American finished 5-of-14 from the field, but drained a healthy 3-of-7 from downtown and finished with six rebounds and a game-high six assists.
Feder was 3-of-8 from the floor and hit 2-of-4 from behind the arc, while also tallying two boards. Erin Dautremont finished with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting and hauled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Michaela Booker scored 11 points to pace the Gators, but she didn't get much help as no other player finished with more than eight for the visitors. Farrah Shokoor scored five points and grabbed 11 boards.
The Tritons were in control from the outset on Thursday, racing out to a 14-4 lead after the game's first five minutes. Feder hit a pair of early threes to ignite the UCSD offensive attack.
The Gators would claw their way back into it, closing to within four at 20-16 with 6:48 remaining in the opening period, but the Tritons scored the next 12 points to take a commanding 32-16 advantage with 30 seconds left in the half.
A triple by SFSU's Angela Van Sickel brought the Gators to within 32-19 at the break.
UCSD continued to pour it on in the second half, as Carlisle hit a pair of threes in the first two and a half minutes to make it 38-23.
After SFSU closed to within 40-27 on a layup by Sherika Miller, Osga sank a triple to ignite a crushing 20-0 Triton run over the next five minutes. Feder scored five straight points during the run and Megan Perry and Stephanie Yano hit back-to-back triples to put UCSD on top by 33 at 60-27 with 11:13 left to play.
The Triton reserves took over from there and more than held their own, extending the lead to as many as 37 in the waning moments.
UCSD finished 25-of-67 from the field, while SFSU was just 19-of-71. After hitting nine threes in their 10-point win over Cal State San Bernardino on December 19, the Tritons hit 11-of-27 from behind the arc against the Gators, eight of which came in the second half.
UCSD outrebound SFSU 56-43 and held a decisive 27-12 edge in bench scoring.
Tip-off for UCSD's clash with Cal Poly Pomona is slated for 5:30 p.m. on Friday. The Broncos defeated Cal State San Bernardino 62-53 on Thursday to improve to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in CCAA play.