The UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball team narrowly missed the century mark in their first exhibition of the season Wednesday night topping visiting Life Pacific 98-60.

Five Gauchos went for double figures in their first time on the floor ahead of the 2022-23 season, led by Ila Lane who went for 17 points on 8-of-11 to go with six rebounds.

Tatyana Modawar had a career-high 15 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting and added five rebounds and three assists. Alexis Whitfield chipped in 12 points in her first game in blue and gold, Jessica Grant went for 11 in her first collegiate contest, nailing three triples, and Taylor Mole tallied 10.

UCSB shot 52.1% from the field, 35.7% from beyond the arch, and 92.3% from the free-throw line. The team won the rebound battle 42-24, assisted on 29 of its 38 buckets, and outscored LPU in the paint 52-22.

Callie Cooper led all players with five assists and Kennedy Johnson went for a career-high 10 rebounds.

UCSB has one more exhibition on the schedule as the Gauchos welcome Hope International to the Thunderdome next Wednesday at 7 p.m.