In Two Directions

It was the best of breaks, it was the worst of breaks.

The month of December saw a tale of two different basketball squads for UCSD.

The men’s and women’s teams seem to be headed in separate directions.

The women’s record now stands at 7-3 while the men now sport a 2-8 record.

The highlight for the women was the 21st annual UCSD Doubletree Invitational. The Tritons knocked off Savannah 71-67 to earn a trip to the final.

In the final, UCSD outplayed the University of Findlay, narrowly winning the 70-68 overtime tilt.

Maya Fok was on fire for UCSD in the final game, scoring 22 points. Ashley Kokjohn contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Fok made the All-Tournament team and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Kokjohn also was named to the All-Tournament team.

The men had a rough month but did have a couple of highlights.

The Tritons made mincemeat of San Francisco State 96-77 in the middle of last month for their first win of the season.

Nick Christensen led the way with a career-high 26 points. Christensen was hot from downtown, hitting four of five three-pointers. He also had nine rebounds.

Cole Miller scored 17 points for UCSD and Ryan Swed chipped in with 12.

UCSD was up 44-36 at half-time and cruised from there.

A second Triton win came on the road at La Verne, with UCSD winning 77-63. Miller scored 19 points and had eight rebounds. Swed scored 18 and Mike Martin contributed with 10.

Both the men and women travel for games against Cal Poly Pomona on Friday. The women play at 5:45 p.m. and the men play at 7:45 p.m.

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