January 31, 1998
Leticia Oseguera scored a career-high 32 points and had 14 rebounds to lead visiting UC Irvine over Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 81-64, in Big West Conference women's basketball. Oseguera was 14 of 17 from the field. Chelsea Mackey scored 18 points for the Anteaters (10-8, 5-2) and had nine rebounds. Megan Stafford had 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Stephanie Osorio scored 15 points for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (5-13, 2-5).
February 23, 1998
Senior forward Leticia Oseguera became the all-time career rebounding leader at UC Irvine and the Anteaters beat host Pacific, 52-48, Sunday in a Big West Conference women's basketball game. Oseguera had nine points and 17 rebounds to give her 935, which is tops for men and women at the school. She passed Dave Baker (1971-75), who had 926. UC Irvine is 15-9, 10-3.
November 20, 1997 |
Things are very familiar for the UC Irvine women's basketball team this season. The Anteaters return, down to the last player, the same team that went 16-13 and reached the Big West Conference championship game a year ago. The new head coach, Mark Adams, was an Anteater assistant the last three seasons. Even Jeff Dow returns as an assistant coach. But status quo is not on the agenda. "We got beat by some people we should have beat," Adams said.
February 16, 1998 |
Leticia Oseguera needed 13 rebounds Sunday to tie the career rebounding record at UC Irvine. She got them in the first half. Oseguera, the nation's 13th-leading rebounder, finished with 15 rebounds and led the Anteaters to an 88-55 Big West Conference women's basketball victory at Cal State Fullerton. Oseguera, a Mater Dei graduate, scored 16 points, including 10 of Irvine's first 18. That was part of a 25-0 run by the Anteaters after they fell behind, 8-0, less than two minutes into the game.
March 4, 1998 |
It was the only birthday Sabrina Roberson hasn't celebrated. Roberson, then a freshman guard for UC Irvine, turned 19 that day in 1995, but was too busy to blow out candles. The Anteaters, Big West tournament champions that year, were playing Stanford in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. "I remember thinking, 'Maybe we can win this,' " said Roberson, now a senior. "It was exciting. We came out ready to fight and the first six minutes went back and forth."
December 27, 1997 |
Leticia Oseguera played a lot, then grumbled a little. She finished with 10 points and eight rebounds against Portland State on Dec. 15, and UC Irvine had lost, 51-43. She hated that night. Absolutely hated it. Oseguera, a 5-foot-11 senior, called a team meeting and apologized for her play. She continued to apologize later to her teammate and roommate, Chelsea Mackey. Everyone was surprised by Oseguera's reaction, yet they understood.