TURLOCK, Calif. -
The No. 3 UC San Diego women's basketball team collected its 13th consecutive victory on Friday, handily defeating Cal State Stanislaus, 83-61, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association matchup at Fitzpatrick Arena on the CSUS campus.
Daisy Feder scored 11 points and Chelsea Carlisle finished with 10 for the Tritons, who used a balanced attack to post their 17th consecutive victory over the Warriors. UCSD scored the first 10 points of the game and led by as many as 31 in what proved to be another easy triumph for the flawless Tritons.
UC San Diego, which improves to 13-0 overall and 7-0 in CCAA play, is now just one win shy of matching the program record for consecutive victories to start a season. That mark was set in 2009-10 when the Tritons won their first 14 games and went on to finish with an overall tally of 25-5.
Cal State Stanislaus, which hasn't defeated UCSD since February 8, 2003, falls to 4-7 overall and 1-6 in conference. The Warriors were coming off their first CCAA victory of the season with a 69-68 triumph over Chico State on Monday, but they had no answer for the league-leading Tritons on Friday.
"We set the tone in the first five minutes and really built on things from there," UCSD head coach Charity Elliott said. "It truly was a team effort tonight and it was great to see some of our younger players get an opportunity and do some really good things."
Feder and Carlisle were the only two players to reach double figures for UCSD, which got a season-high 40 points from its bench. Feder finished 3-of-9 from the field, while Carlisle was 4-for-7 and sank both of her three-point tries. Carlisle also tacked on six rebounds and three assists.
Emily Osga tallied nine points, five boards, three assists and three steals for the Tritons, while Lauren Freidenberg finished with seven points and nine rebounds. Freshmen Natalie Luzar and Dana Webster scored eight points apiece, both season-highs.
Theresa Henderson, who entered the game leading the CCAA in scoring at 19.6 points per game, finished with a game-high 24 for Cal State Stanislaus, but she needed 24 shots to get there. She finished 8-of-24 from the field and sank all eight of her free throws, while also hauling down a game-high 10 boards.
Briana Cotton scored 13 points off the bench for the Warriors, but no other player finished with more than six for the home team.
UCSD shot 43% from the field, converting 33-of-76 shots, while Cal State Stanislaus hit 21-of-67 and finished at a 31% clip. The Tritons were 8-for-20 from the three-point line, 40%, while the Warriors were just 3-for-16, 19%.
As they have done so often during their torrid start, the Tritons grabbed an early lead and never looked back on Friday. Feder hit a three to open the game and Osga followed with a triple of her own a minute and a half later as UCSD hit seven of its first nine shots. The Tritons led 10-0 three minutes in and held a 17-2 advantage following a bucket by Erin Dautremont with 14:16 remaining in the opening half.
The Warriors closed to within 10 at 19-9 on a jumper by Henderson, but the Tritons used a 17-6 run over the next six minutes to take extend their lead to 36-15. UCSD held a 23-point cushion at the break, 45-22.
The Tritons scored the first six points of the second half to push the margin to 51-22 and took their biggest lead of the game at 69-38 with 9:22 left to play.
UCSD held a commanding 53-34 rebounding advantage and outscored CSUS 36-16 in the paint. The Tritons held a 40-17 edge in bench scoring.
The Tritons will shoot for their record-tying 14th straight victory on Saturday evening when they take on Chico State at 5:30 p.m. at Acker Gymnasium.