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UC Irvine Women Keep Rhode Island Winless

Chelsea Mackey led four UC Irvine players in double figures, scoring 13 points as the Anteaters routed winless Rhode Island, 80-54, Thursday at the Bren Center.

Mackey made five of five shots and had a team-high eight rebounds. Brandy Hudson and Jeanine Horton each had 11 points and Wendy Gabbe had 10.

The victory gives Irvine (7-3) its best start since the 1994-95 season, when the Anteaters made the NCAA tournament.

Point guard Megan Stafford, playing despite the flu, had nine points, all in the first half. Rhode Island (0-10) led, 13-12, when Hudson scored off a rebound and was fouled. The three-point play started a 12-0 Irvine run.

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