WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Vanguard 61, Cal State San Marcos 47

OCEANSIDE — Junior Nicole Ballestero had 20 points and six assists to pace the visiting Lions in the nonconference game Tuesday at MiraCosta College.

Ballastero added six rebounds and three steals to help the No. 4-ranked Lions improve to 3-0.

Senior Esther Timmermans had 14 rebounds to go with her eight points, while senior Chelsea Alfafara made three three-pointers on her way to 11 points and freshman Samantha Doucette had 10 points for the winners.

Cal State San Marcos (3-6) had 21 turnovers and was just two for 15 from three-point range (13.3%).

Vanguard plays host to Cal Maritime on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.