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UCSD Closes Four-Game Homestand With No. 17 Cal Poly Pomona, Humboldt State
Release: Wednesday 01/29/2014 

Game 17
vs. No. 17 Cal Poly Pomona (13-3, 10-2 CCAA)
Friday, January 31 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
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Game 18
vs. Humboldt State (8-8, 5-6 CCAA)
Saturday, February 1 • 5:30 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla
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G - #31 Stephanie Yano (5-4, Jr.): 5.8 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 4.1 APG, 29.2 MPG, 20 steals
G - #4 Miranda Seto (5-5, Jr.): 14.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 2.7 APG, 32.6 MPG, 32 steals
G - #21 Megan Perry (5-9, Sr.): 12.1 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.3 APG, 36.2 MPG, 35 3FGM
F - #34 Erin Dautremont (5-9, Sr.): 11.5 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 30.8 MPG, .455 FG%
F - #22 McKennan Bertsch (5-11, Jr.): 8.3 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 24.4 MPG, .627 FG%

CCAA STANDINGS (through 1/27)
1. Cal Poly Pomona: 10-2, 13-3
2. Cal State East Bay: 9-3, 12-7
T-3. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 8-4, 12-4
T-3. UC San Diego 8-4, 11-5
T-5. Chico State: 7-5, 11-5
T-5. Cal State L.A.: 7-5, 10-6
T-5. Cal State Stanislaus: 7-5, 10-6
8. San Francisco State: 6-6, 10-8
9. Humboldt State: 5-7, 8-8
10. Cal State San Bernardino: 3-9, 4-11
T-11. Cal State Monterey Bay: 1-11, 4-11
T-11: Sonoma State: 1-11, 2-14

Among all CCAA teams, UCSD ranks:
3. Three-Pointers Made (103)
5. Free Throw Percentage (.696)
T-6. Assists/Game (13.0)
7. Field Goal Percentage (.407)
7. Free Throws Made (243)
8. Rebounds/Game (38.8)
8. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.325)
9. Points/Game (65.5)
9. Field Goals Made (351)
9. Turnovers/Game (17.2)
10. Steals/Game (6.3)
12. Blocks/Game (1.1)

Tritons ranked among the top 10 players in the CCAA include:
Miranda Seto
3. Steals/Game (2.3)
6. Free Throws Made/Game (3.6)
7. Minutes/Game (32.6)
8. Points/Game (14.8)
9. Three-Pointers/Game (1.7)
9. Field Goals Made/Game (4.7)
10. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.369)
Megan Perry
2. Minutes/Game (36.2)
T-3. Three-Pointers/Game (2.2)
7. Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.398)
Erin Dautremont
T-9. Rebounds/Game (7.0)
Stephanie Yano
4. Assists/Game (4.1)

Individually in the top-50 in the nation, Megan Perry ranks 45th in three-point field-goal percentage at .398.

• Abby Conklin: Guard/Forward, 5-10, San Juan Capistrano, San Juan Hills High School
• Noam Leead: Guard, 5-10, Agoura Hills, Agoura High School
• GiGi Olelewe: Forward, 6-0, Agoura, Agoura High School
• Paige Song: Guard/Forward, 5-9, San Jose, Lynbrook High School

Erin Dautremont is currently at 994 career points. She’ll be the ninth Triton to reach the 1,000 career points mark during the DII era (since the 2000-01 season). She also grabbed her 500th career rebound this season.

UCSD holds a 6-3 home record and a 4-1 mark on the road … Seto has scored in double-digits in 12 of 14 games played … Perry has made at least one three in 15-of-16 games played … Three players have recorded double-doubles for the Tritons, as Dautremont has three, Perry has two and Bertsch has one … Seto scored a career-high 21 points against Cal State San Bernardino (11/17), finishing with a career-high eight field goals made. The junior made nine of 10 free throw attempts in a game against Chico State (1/4), both career-highs. She also grabbed a career-high six steals against Cal State Monterey Bay (1/11) and made a career-high four three’s against Sonoma State (1/17) … Yano dished out a career-high 10 assists against Sonoma State (1/17) … Bertsch totaled a career-high 13 rebounds and made eight-of-12 free-throw attempts, both career-highs against Western Washington (11/23). She also nailed eight field-goals for 17 points against Cal State Dominguez Hills (1/24), both career-highs … Perry scored 25 points and made 10-of-14 field goals against Cal Poly Pomona (12/7), all career-highs. The senior also grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds versus San Francisco State (1/13) and drained a career-high six three’s against Sonoma State (1/17) … Rachel Marty drained four field-goals, three from long range, for 11 points against Cal State L.A. (1/25), all career-highs … Dana Webster poured in a career-high 12 points against Cal State Stanislaus (1/3) … Cassie MacLeod, Haley Anderson and Jacquelynne White have all seen their first career action as a Triton this season.

The Tritons sit in a tie for third place in the CCAA following a split last weekend. On Friday night, UCSD erased a 17-point second-half deficit, but ended up falling in overtime, 68-67, to Cal State Dominguez Hills at RIMAC Arena in front of 1,504 Spirit Night fans. With just .4 seconds on the clock, Yano inbounded the ball to Perry, who hit a 10-foot jumper to send the crowd into a frenzy and the game into extra time. UCSD got out to a four-point lead, 62-58, in the opening minute of the overtime period. However, three straight free throws by Shomari McCorkle and a steal and layup by Talia Rayford gave the Toros a 63-62 lead and they would not trail again. Bertsch and Seto each finished with a game-high 17 points for UCSD. It was a career-best for Bertsch, who was 8-for-11 from the floor while adding a team-high seven rebounds. Perry ended up with 11 points and Yano and MacLeod both had five assists. The following night, the Tritons picked up a 78-61 victory against Cal State L.A., never trailing from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Perry led all players with 16 points, while Dautremont and Seto each finished with 13 points for UCSD. Seto added a game co-high seven rebounds and six assists and Dautremont was 9-for-10 from the free throw line. Marty added a career-high 11 points on 4-for-7 shooting, which included three three-pointers.

Erin Dautremont was tabbed the Thanksgiving Classic's most valuable player after averaging a tournament-best 17.5 points per game over two contests. The forward was joined by Perry, a fellow senior, on the All-Tournament Team. Dautremont was selected to the UCSD Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team in 2012 as well.

Junior guard Miranda Seto was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week on Nov. 25 following her performances at the West Region Crossover Classic at Azusa Pacific on Nov. 22-23. Seto scored a game-high 16 points in a 72-66 overtime win against No. 13 Western Washington. She also contributed five rebounds and four assists in the comeback victory. In a 66-63 loss against No. 21 Seattle Pacific, Seto poured in 17 points on 6-for-14 shooting, including finding the bottom of the net on three attempts from behind the arc. She grabbed three boards and dished out three assists in the near-upset. Overall, Seto averaged 16.6 points and grabbed five steals on the weekend. It was the first CCAA honor of her career. 

1. Chico State (7), 112 points
2. Cal Poly Pomona (4), 101 points
3. Cal State L.A., 90 points
4. UC San Diego, 86 points
5. Cal State East Bay, 80 points
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 78 points
7. Cal State San Bernardino (1), 77 points
8. Humboldt State, 44 points
T-9. Cal State Monterey Bay, 38 points
T-9. San Francisco State, 38 points
11. Sonoma State, 33 points
12. Cal State Stanislaus, 15 points
(first place votes)

Heidi VanDerveer enters her second season leading the Tritons in 2013-14. In her first year with the team, UCSD finished with a 22-11 overall record and placed second in the CCAA with a 17-5 mark. The Tritons won their first-ever league tournament title and qualified for the NCAA Division II postseason for the eighth time since 2000-01. Prior to coming to La Jolla, VanDerveer spent four seasons at Division III Occidental, where she compiled an impressive 83-26 record and led the Tigers to four straight Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles. VanDerveer has also spent time as the head coach at Eastern Washington and San Francisco. She began her coaching career under Pat Summitt at Tennessee and spent 12 years working in the WNBA. In addition to her collegiate and professional experience, VanDerveer worked with USA Basketball as a scout for the 2006 World Championship team and the 2008 World Qualifying Tournament. She also served as a scout for the 2008 Olympic Team that won a gold medal in Beijing. VanDerveer graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor's Degree in political science in 1986 and went on to earn her Master's in physical education and sports psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1988. She was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team at Charleston and served as a team captain as a junior and a senior.

Cal Poly Pomona, ranked 17th nationally, enters Friday's game with a 13-3 overall record and sits in first place in the CCAA at 10-2. The Broncos split a pair of home league games last week at Kellogg Gym. CPP fell to Chico State (85-73) Friday before beating Cal State Stanislaus (83-64) Saturday. The Broncos rank first in the CCAA in scoring per game (74.8), assists per game (15.2) and three-point percentage (.364). CPP also ranks second in shooting percentage (.439), free-throw shooting percentage (.732) and rebounds per contest (42.1). The Broncos have the second and third leading scorers in the conference in Jada Blackwell (17.1) and Ariel Marsh (16.1), respectively. Blackwell is averaging 6.8 field goals made per game, which ranks first in the league, and is shooting .518 from the floor, good for sixth in the CCAA. She also leads the Broncos in rebounds per game (9.1), which is the second best mark in the conference. Marsh ranks third in the league in three-pointers made per game (2.2) and ranks fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.429). Danielle Bishop is currently in her fourth season in charge of the Broncos as head coach.

UCSD and Cal Poly Pomona are deadlocked in the all-time series, 14-14. On Dec. 7 in Pomona, the Broncos defeated the Tritons 78-67 behind 24 points from Marsh. UCSD was led by a career-high 25 points from Perry in the losing effort. The season series was split in 2012-13 with each team earning wins on their respective home floors. CPP earned a 68-63 win in Pomona on Jan. 3, before the Tritons answered with a 66-64 overtime in at RIMAC Arena on Feb. 9.

Humboldt State, which plays at Cal State San Bernardino Friday, enters the week at 8-8 overall and sits in ninth-place in the CCAA at 5-6. The ‘Jacks split a pair of home league games last week at Lumberjack Arena. HSU grabbed a win over Cal State Stanislaus (97-63) before suffering a defeat at the hands of Chico State (77-63). HSU ranks first in the CCAA in three-pointers made (121), free-throws made (274) and free-throw shooting percentage (.772), second in three-point shooting percentage (.354) and blocks per game (3.4), and fourth in points per contest (71.1). Kersey Wilcox leads conference and the ‘Jacks in scoring at 17.3 points per game. She nails 1.2 threes per game and leads the conference in three-point shooting percentage at 52.8. Jae Shin is HSU’s second leading scorer at 11.5 ppg and currently leads the conference in three’s made per contest at 3.2 Megan Shields is the final ‘Jack averaging double-digits in scoring (11.0) and is currently leading the team in rebounding (7.4). Joddie Gleason is currently in her 10th season at the helm of the ‘Jacks.

The Tritons hold a 12-8 all-time series record against Humboldt State. On Dec. 5 in Arcata, UCSD came away with a 71-63 win behind Dautremont’s double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Tritons won both matchups in 2012-2013 by a combined 37 points. In the first game in Arcata, UCSD dominated in a 74-49 victory. In the second matchup in La Jolla, the Tritons opened up a 43-40 first half lead to power UCSD to a 78-66 victory. The ‘Jacks last defeated the Tritons on Feb. 22 in Arcata, a 74-73 decision while the Tritons were ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The 2014 CCAA Championship Tournament returns to Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., March 6-8. This year, the tournament will feature a new format that includes 12 teams (six men's teams and six women's teams) instead of the previous 16-team field. All tournament games will be played at Citizens Business Bank Arena, with the first round campus site games eliminated. The top two men's teams and top two women's teams will receive a first-round bye, while the No. 3, 4, 5 and 6 seeds on each side will play a first round elimination game on Thursday, March 6. Semifinal games between the first-round winners and the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will take place on Friday, March 7, and the championship games will be played on Saturday, March 8. The men's and women's teams that win the CCAA Tournament will receive automatic qualification into the 2014 NCAA Division II Championship Tournament.

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After playing four straight games at RIMAC Arena, UCSD will take to the road following this week's contests. The Tritons play at Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus on Feb. 7 and 8 before traveling to Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay on Feb. 13 and 15. The game at CSUMB is slated for a 7 p.m. tip, while the other three start at 5:30 p.m.


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