OCEANSIDE — Just three games into her college career, frosh point guard Lindsay Uyematsu is making big contributions to Cal State San Marcos basketball.
Uyematsu was one of four players who finished in double figures as the San Marcos women’s basketball team showcased its presence inside with an 80-60 victory over La Sierra on Thursday night at Mira Costa College.
Uyematsu led the Cougars (1-1) with 22 points, Cassie Damyanovich had 19 on 8-of-14 shooting, and Melaya Gaines registered a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Cougars scored 20 second-chance points on 22 offensive rebounds and outscored LSU in the paint, 50-20.
An Uyematsu three-pointer saw the Cougars’ lead grow to eight early in the first half, but LSU clawed back to tie it with 2:44 to go. Damyanovich answered with back-to-back three-pointers to end the half and hand CSUSM a 34-31 advantage at the break.
The Cougars got their first double-digit lead with a quick 9-0 spurt midway through the second half. Alvarado started it with a runner in the lane before finding Uyematsu behind the arc for another three.
In her team’s first three games, Uyematsu has averaged 10.3 points. She also has six assists in that span.
CSUSM’s next game will be a part of the Twin Rivers Physical Therapy Classic, Nov. 15-17 at Lewis-Clark State in Lewiston, Idaho.
The Cougars open the invite against Warner Pacific before taking on Southern Oregon and Lewis-Clark State on consecutive days.
– CSU San Marcos/Rafu staff reports