Danae Miller hit a one-handed floater as time expired helping the UCSB women’s basketball team take down Hawaii 57-56 Wednesday night.
The Gauchos (14-15, 9-7 in Big West) led by as many as 10 points against the Rainbow Wahine (14-14, 8-7 in Big West), though Hawaii outscored UCSB 19-12 in the final quarter and took a one-point lead with nine seconds remaining before Miller’s game-winner.
Miller finished with nine points, going 4-for-14 from the floor. She added five assists and four rebounds. Ila Lane had a team-high 20 points, making 10 of her 14 attempts, and pulled down five rebounds. Coco Miller had 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting and Tal Sahar finished with 11.
For Hawaii, Julissa Tago and Amy Atwell each scored 15 points.
Wednesday was the final regular-season game for the Gauchos, who secured at least a tie for second place in the conference. Cal State Fullerton (14-15, 8-7 in Big West) and Hawai’i each have one game remaining in conference play.
The top two seeds in the conference earn a first-round bye in the Big West Tournament, which is scheduled to begin March 10 at Long Beach State.
PREP BOYS VOLLEYBALL
LAGUNA BLANCA 3, DUNN 0
Finn Walker notched 10 aces and 11 kills to go along with seven digs in Laguna Blanca’s sweep over Dunn Wednesday night.
The Owls won with set scores of 25-13, 25-15, 25-14.
Freddie Russell had three aces and eight kills, while Devin Hernandez had six kills. Noah Kamps added four service aces in the win.
“It was a total team effort tonight, with lots of our younger guys getting some good quality reps in. Noah’s serve was very consistent and scored a lot of points for us, while Devin had some great kills from the middle,” said assistant coach Kat Niksto.
SANTA PAULA 4, CARPINTERIA 0
The Cardinals scored three times in the third before adding an insurance run in the sixth in their shutout win over the Warriors.
Carpinteria (2-2, 0-2 in Citrus Coast League) had scoring opportunities in the first and second innings but was unable to get a run across. Luke Lounsbury led the way for the Warriors on offense collecting two hits.
NAIA WOMEN’S SWIMMING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Westmont women’s swimming team competed in its first national competition Wednesday, taking 18th place in the 800 yard freestyle.
The team of Morgan Bienias, Rian Lewandowski, Allison Gonzalez and Gaby Rego completed the 16-lap race in a time of 8:25.47, good for 18th out of a field of 27 teams.
Lewandowski filled in for freshman Devyn Hynds, who was out with an injury.
The Warriors are scheduled to compete in the 200 yard free relay today, as well as the 500 yard freestyle, 50 yard freestyle and the 400 yard medley relay.