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College Roundup: UCI men’s basketball uses balanced scoring to beat Hawaii

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UC Irvine Anteaters forward Collin Welp (40) goes up for a basket over Colorado Buffaloes forward Lucas Siewert (23) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Nov. 18, 2019, in Boulder, Colo.
(David Zalubowski / AP)

Collin Welp had a game-high 18 points to lead the UC Irvine men’s basketball team to a 74-60 win over Hawaii on Saturday night in a Big West Conference opener at the Bren Events Center.

Brad Greene added 13 points and 21 rebounds for the Anteaters (9-8). Evan Leonard also had 14 points, four rebounds and two steals. Eyassu Worku scored 13 points.

UCI travels to face Cal State Fullerton on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Arizona Christian 76, Vanguard 72: Christian Wilson had a team-high 15 points for the Lions in Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference game at home.

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James Moore added 13 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Isaiah Gentry also had 11 points and six rebounds.

Vanguard (10-7, 3-2) returns to the court on Thursday, when it plays host to William Jessup at 7:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

Cal State Northridge 70, UC Irvine 62: Haleigh Talbert had a team-high 13 points to go with seven rebounds and three assists for the visiting Anteaters on Saturday in a Big West Conference opener.

Lauren Saiki added 12 points, six assists and five rebounds for UCI (4-11). Alexus Seaton also had 10 points, six rebounds and two steals.

The Anteaters will take on UC Santa Barbara at home on Thursday at 7 p.m.

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Vanguard 78, Arizona Christian 57: Vanessa Murphy had a game-high 19 points to go with 10 rebounds for the host Lions on Saturday in a Golden State Athletic Conference game.

Michaella Elad added 15 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, and Tristen Rollon contributed 13 points and three assists.

Vanguard (10-2, 4-1) will host William Jessup on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

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