College Roundup: Vanguard improves to 7-0


Vanguard 65, Truman State 57

RIVERSIDE — Nicole Ballestero scored 19 points for the Lions in the Ayres Inn & Suites Lancer Classic at Cal Baptist Tuesday.

Esther Timmermans added 17 points and Chelsea Alfafara had 12 points to help Vanguard improve to 7-0.

Ballestero went for 30 points to lead the Lions to a 66-63 win over Southwest Baptist in their first game of the Lancer Classic at Cal Baptist on Monday.

Timmermans scored 12 points and Maree Drennan had 11 points on Monday.

UC Irvine 71, Utah State 70

Logan, Utah — Kelly Meggs drained a three-pointer with 3.1 seconds remaining to give the Anteaters the nonconference victory at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum Tuesday.

UCI snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 3-7. It is the first win ever in Logan (1-2) for the Anteaters. Utah State falls to 2-8.

It is the second time this year Meggs has won a game with a three-pointer, also hitting the game-winner in a 61-60 overtime victory at Seattle on Dec. 1.

Junior forward Camille Buckley led the Anteaters with 16 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

Junior guard Jennifer Tsurumoto added 15 points and four assists while playing all 40 minutes. Meggs ended the night with 12 points, hitting four three-pointers. The junior guard also recorded five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Junior forward Jasmine Bernard had nine points and six rebounds, while senior guard Anete Klintsone totaled seven points. Sophomore forward Methlyn Onogomuho recorded six points, five rebounds and four assists and senior forward Cheyenne Cathey had five points and five rebounds.

The Anteaters out-rebounded the Aggies, 44-37 while shooting 38.7% from the floor (24-62) and 60.9% from the free-throw line. The Anteaters had nine three-pointers. Utah State went 13 for 33 from three-point distance and 26 for 63 from the floor overall (41.3) The Aggies who rank fourth nationally in free-throw percentage (81.0) this season were five for nine (55.6) from the line.

UCI will play at Utah Thursday at 6 p.m.

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