November 27, 2005
CLAREMONT, CA -- UC Santa Cruz got its first win of the season in a high-scoring 85-76 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in the first game of the David Wells Classic. Three Slugs scored over 20 points as UCSC shot 49% from the field, 53% from the 3pt. line, and 77% from the free throw line.
Celebrating her 22nd birthday, Senior Jenna Chabot tied her career high with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Chabot went 6 for 9 from beyond the arc to set the school record for most 3 pointers made in a game. Chabot also added 4 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes of play.
Freshman Kayleigh Calandri had her breakout night, she led all scorers with 28 points. Calandri went 10 for 17 from the field, 3-7 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 5 for 5 from the line. Calandri also led the Slugs with 4 steals in 29 minutes of play.
Junior Megan Gaynor was outsized in the paint but was able to add a career high 25 points and 8 rebounds in the Slugs' first DIII in-region victory. Gaynor shot 70% from the field and made 11 of her 14 attempts from the line.
Senior Point Guard Rachel Ocampo had 6 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals in 34 minutes.
The Sagehens were led by Cynthia Ting's 15 points, Raquel Viramontes had 14, Rosa Lee had 12, and Alexandra Schaible added 10.
The Slugs faced off against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday night, where the Athenas sagging defense and disciplined offense stopped the Slugs in their tracks. UCSC shot 23% from the field and 20% from the 3-point line as Claremont won, 63-49.
Down by 5 at halftime, the Slugs saved themselves from a 20-point blowout by shooting 92% from the free throw line; they made 22 of 24 for the night.
UCSC was led by Senior Jenna Chabot's 12 points, the lone Slug to score in double-digits. Rachel Ocampo added 4 points and 3 assists, and Megan Gaynor was held to 6 points and 2 rebounds due to early foul trouble. Tina Beams had 9 and Kayleigh Calandri had 7. Junior Sarah Defenbaugh came off the bench to have a good night; she added 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in just 15 minutes of play.
Kimberly Kawasaki and Johnelle Parsons both had 22 points for Claremont.
The Slugs have 3 straight games this week, starting with Notre Dame de Namur at home on Tuesday, 5pm tip-off.