Vanguard 82, San Diego Christian 59
Senior guard Taylor Belmont came close to producing a triple-double at home, finishing with 14 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, as the top-ranked Lions closed out the regular season perfect on Saturday.
Vanguard improved to 25-0 overall and 14-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Lions finished undefeated in conference play for the fourth time under Coach Russ Davis.
Vanguard's Nicole Ballestero had 22 points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals.
Melissa Norman had 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks, while Jordie Smith contributed 12 points.
The Lions forced 17 turnovers, leading to 19 points. The Lions outscored San Diego Christian (11-16, 2-12 in conference) by 20 points in the paint.
Vanguard opens the Golden State Athletic Conference tournament on Wednesday at home as the top seed. The Lions face No. 8 Arizona Christian at 7:30 p.m.
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Senior Camille Buckley had her 15th double-double of the season and senior Kelly Meggs scored a career-high 22 points to help the visiting Anteaters push the Big West Conference-leading Mustangs into overtime on Saturday.
Buckley had 22 points and 12 rebounds and made eight of 11 field-goal attempts.
Meggs was seven for 13 from the field, including five of 10 from three-point range. She also had a team-best five assists and added two steals.
Vanessa Aguilar came off the bench to add 14 points, while fellow senior Lauren Spinazze had 12 points. Aguilar made all seven of her foul shots, but UCI (14-14, 7-7 in conference) was 25 for 36 from the line.
Cal Poly (16-12, 10-5) made 25 of 29 free-throw tries and won the rebounding battle, 61-43.
Mustangs' star forward Molly Schlemer made her second three-pointer of the season with 9.6 seconds left to force overtime.
Orange Coast 61, Cuesta 58
SAN LUIS OBISPO — Sophomore Chanelle DiCroce had 13 rebounds and 10 points, freshman Jasmine Matar added 18 points and five rebounds and two other Pirates scored in double figures to help the No. 9-seeded visitors prevail over the No. 8-ranked Cougars in the first round of the Southern California Regional playoffs on Friday.
OCC (19-10) will likely meet No. 1-seeded Ventura at Ventura on Wednesday, should Ventura avoid an upset by Santa Ana on Saturday night.