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'Eaters handle Titans

Women's Basketball

UCI has five scorers in double figures to earn fifth straight win and stay unbeaten in January.

January 18, 2012|By Barry Faulkner

"Our balance tonight was tremendous," Goodenbour said. "We had five [score] in double figures and everybody rebounded [producing a 44-39 edge]. And Kassandra just keeps leading and playing with a lot of confidence. She has been our go-to person in this streak. I think her confidence gives other players more confidence. "

McCalister said a recent outbreak of injuries [junior Jazmyne White is believed to have torn her ACL in a Jan. 5 win over Pacific, sophomore Kelly Meggs sustained a concussion in practice Tuesday and sophomore Pernilla Hanson sprained both ankles on the same play at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday] hasn't been enough to derail the recent winning streak.

"We're just starting to click together," McCalister said.

Goodenbour said she did not want to over-analyze her team's turnaround.

"It's fun," Goodenbour said. "Kids are having fun and I'm having fun coaching this group. I don't know if we'll keep winning games or not but, for now, I'm going to stay in the moment and enjoy it."

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Big West Conference

UC Irvine 73, Cal State Fullerton 68

CSUF – Olivier 9, Iwouha 9, Chow 10, Richardson 8, Thomas 5, Miles 13, Butler 6, Grayson 4, Bushong 4.

3-pt. goals – Miles 3, Chow 2, Olivier 1.

Fouled out – None.

Technicals – None.

UCI – Marshall 12, Belen 10, Onogomuho 8, McCalister 14, Klintsone 14, Bernard 13, Cathey 2.

3-pt. goals – Marshall 2, McCalister 1.

Fouled out – None.

Halftime – 39-29, UCI.

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