SANTA CRUZ (12-30) – UC Santa Cruz played their final game of the UCSC Holiday Slugfest as they took on Franklin and Marshall College at Kaiser Permanente Arena. The Diplomats led the entire game and won 62-48 over the Banana Slugs.
Ashley Kowack had nineteen points. Eight of those points came in the second quarter as the Banana Slugs trailed by six, 31-25, at halftime.
Kaylee Murphy pulled down fifteen rebounds, eleven of those coming on the defensive side of the ball. Murphy and Kaitlin Stephenson had four blocks each.
Haley Pilone scored a game high twenty-four for the Diplomats in the win.
The next game for the Banana Slugs will be tomorrow as they take on Worcester State University at Kaiser Permanente Arena. Game time is set for 1 pm.