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GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Arizona 83, California Baptist 61

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO - Freshman Kailyn Gilbert scored a career-high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting, Madison Connor hit five 3-pointers and finished with a career-best 22 points and No. 15 Arizona beat Cal Baptist 83-61 at the San Diego Thanksgiving Tournament.

Jade Loville hit a jumper and Connor took a steal coast-to-coast for a layup, then hit a 3-pointer that gave Arizona a 14-point lead with 8 minutes to play. Connor scored the last of her 10 fourth-quarter points when she made a 3-pointer and jumper 38 seconds apart to make it 73-59 with 4:30 remaining and the Wildcats led by double figures the rest of the way.

Gilbert, whose previous career high had been 16 points in Arizona's 87-47 win over Cal State Northridge on Nov. 11, scored 17 on 7-of-9 shooting, 3 of 5 from 3-point range, in the first half and the Wildcats (5-0) took a 34-26 lead into the break.

Brittany Klaman hit a 3-pointer with 4:20 left in the first quarter that gave the Lancers a 9-7 lead, but they went scoreless until Trinity San Antonio made a free throw 12 seconds into the second quarter and didn't make another field goal until Lesila Finau made a 3 with 8:30 left in the first half to end a 12-1 Arizona run.

Arizona stretched its lead to 16 points when Connor hit a 3-pointer with 2:14 left in the third quarter before Klaman and Finau made back-to-back 3-pointers and San Antonio made two free throws to pull Cal Baptist (2-3) to 56-49 going into the fourth.

San Antonio, who went in averaging a team-high 23.3 points on 51% shooting this season, made 5 of 16 from the field and finished with 15 points for the Lancers. Finau added 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.

Esmery Martinez had 10 rebounds to go with seven points, three assists and two steals for the Wildcats.

November 25, 2022


Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Martinez F 27 3-6 1-2 0-1 4-10 3 0 2 2 3 7
C. Reese F 17 1-3 3-6 0-1 1-5 2 0 0 1 2 5
H. Pueyo G 34 3-6 0-0 0-1 2-4 0 0 3 2 3 6
L. Fields G 21 1-10 4-4 0-3 1-6 3 0 1 0 1 6
J. Loville G 19 2-8 0-0 0-3 0-1 0 0 0 1 2 4
M. Conner 27 8-14 1-1 5-9 0-3 1 0 3 1 0 22
K. Gilbert 27 9-13 3-4 4-7 1-4 2 0 1 2 4 25
M. Nnaji 11 3-6 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 1 0 3 6
L. Hylton 10 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 1 0 0
P. Clark 7 0-4 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0
Totals   200 30-71
(.423)
12-17
(.706)
9-27
(.333)
12-41 14 0 13 10 20 81


California Baptist
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Barrington F 19 3-7 1-2 0-3 1-2 1 0 0 0 2 7
S. Finau G 34 3-10 1-2 3-6 2-13 0 0 2 3 2 10
N. Calhoun G 29 0-4 2-2 0-1 2-6 1 1 1 3 4 2
C. Webb G 28 1-7 6-6 1-4 0-4 1 0 0 3 0 9
T. San Antonio G 26 5-16 5-6 0-5 4-7 3 0 1 4 4 15
B. Klaman 30 3-5 0-0 3-5 0-3 4 0 0 4 1 9
G. Schmidt 21 4-5 3-6 0-0 1-3 1 1 0 1 2 11
T. Neale 9 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 1 0 0
F. Barros 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0
D. Wu 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 19-57
(.333)
18-24
(.750)
7-25
(.280)
11-41 12 2 5 20 15 63


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