LA JOLLA, Calif. — No. 4 UC San Diego knocked off No. 11 Cal Poly Pomona, 78-64 in a battle of the top two teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Chelsea Carlisle scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures for UCSD, which shot 48 percent from the field. UCSD improved to 12-0 overall and 6-0 in CCAA play with the win, taking over sole possession of first place in the conference standings.
Cal Poly Pomona, which had won its first eight games of 2011-12, fell to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in conference play with the loss.
In addition to her third 20-point scoring performance of the season, Carlisle finished with six rebounds, three assists and three steals. She was 8-14 from the field and 4-7 from the 3-point line.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|No. 1 Bentley 83, Bridgeport 66|
|No. 2 Arkansas Tech 84, West Florida 71|
|No. 3 Metro State 60, Colorado Mesa 49|
|No. 5 Clayton State 76, Wingate 60|
|No. 6 Fort Lewis 88, Chadron State 54|
|No. 7 Michigan Tech 70, Lewis 52|
|No. 8 Edinboro 78, Ohio Dominican 51|
|No. 12 Assumption 69, Queens 38|
|No. 13 Rollins 67, Holy Family 61|
|No. 14 Northeastern State 64, Quincy 49|
|No. 18 Pittsburg State 78, Missouri Southern 64|
|No. 19 Franklin Pierce 66, C.W. Post 61|
|No. 24 Shaw 69, West Texas A&M 63|
|No. 25 Ashland 72, Walsh 43|
Lauren Freidenberg had another strong game for the Tritons as well, finishing with 16 points and eight rebounds.
Emily Osga tallied 16 points, seven boards, a season-high six assists and two steals, while Daisy Feder scored 13 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists.
Megan Ford recorded a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Broncos, while J.J. Judge scored 13 points off the bench. The Broncos shot 44 percent for the game, hitting 24 of 55 shots.
After an ugly start for both squads, Pomona claimed an 18-14 lead with eight minutes left in the opening half. Ariel Marsh drained a three and Ford scored inside to give the Broncos the early four-point advantage.
The Tritons came right back as Elaina White hit a jumper. Freidenberg sank two free throws and Erin Dautremont scored in the paint to give UCSD a 20-18 lead.
The Tritons began to pull away from there, as Osga sank a 3-pointer to spark a 20-8 UCSD run over the final 5:40 of the half. Carlisle and Feder combined to hit three more triples during the stretch to propel UCSD to a 40-27 lead.
UCSD shot 56 percent in the first half, converting 14 of 25 shots from the floor, while Pomona hit 11-26, 42 Percent. Freidenberg and Osga each had 10 points apiece to lead the Tritons in the half.
UCSD continued to build on its lead in the second half, taking a 48-31 advantage following back-to-back baskets from Feder.
Pomona cut the defcit to 11 at 50-39 with 13:26 left to play, but Carlisle scored inside and Feder followed with five consecutive points to put the Tritons on top by 18, 57-39.
After Pomona closed to within 15 with a little more than eight minutes to play, the Tritons scored the next six to take their biggest lead of the game at 66-45 with 6:43 remaining.
The Broncos pulled within 12 (69-57) following a triple by Judge with 3:15 on the clock, but it was too little too late as the Tritons pushed the margin back to 17 in the waning moments.
UCSD’s offense — which currently leads the CCAA putting up 78.2 points per game — got the better of the conference’s top-ranked defense, hitting 29 of 60 shots from the field to reach its season average.