No. 2 Tritons Move to 20-0 With Road Win at Cal State San Bernardino, 71-49
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — The No. 2 University of California San Diego women's basketball team has found different ways to win throughout the 2018-19 season.
This time it was defense, as the Tritons clamped down early to earn a road victory over Cal State San Bernardino, 71-49, Saturday afternoon at Coussoulis Arena.
UC San Diego (20-0, 16-0 CCAA) held the Cougars to 33 percent shooting from the field and forced 18 turnovers to win its 30th-consecutive regular-season contest and 23rd-straight on the road.
Junior forward Mikayla Williams scored a team-high 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting, junior guard Sydney Sharp continued her hot shooting with 18 points and junior forward Haleigh Hatfield posted another double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
The Tritons outscored Cal State San Bernardino in the first quarter, 20-9, and led by 17 at halftime. UC San Diego allowed just 10 points in the fourth quarter to pull away late.
But it was the first period where the Tritons made their biggest impact, forcing seven Cougar turnovers and holding Cal State San Bernardino (9-13, 8-10) to just 3-of-11 from the field.
UC San Diego returns to action at home this Thursday, Feb. 14, as it plays host to Cal State Dominguez Hills beginning at 5:30 p.m.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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