Jan. 10, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. - Jonathan Levy scored a season-high 29 points, 24 in the first half, and the Coyote defense held the Aggies to 29 percent shooting from the field as Cal State, San Bernardino defeated UC Davis, 76-49, in a California Collegiate Athletic Association men's contest Friday evening in front of 1,873 at Rec Hall.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 4-6 on the season, 1-4 in CCAA play while the Coyotes improve to 6-4, 4-1 in conference action.
San Bernardino came out and scored the first nine points of the game over the opening four minutes. As it was most of the night, it was Levy leading the way. He scored nine straight points early in the half to push the Coyote lead to 11-4. Late in the half Levy would go on another tear as he scored 11 consecutive Coyote points, pushing the CSUSB lead from 12 to 17 with just over four minutes left.
CSUSB would lead by as much as 19 points in the first half as it shot 52 percent from the field while the Aggies managed to connect on 27 percent of their field goals.
The second half proved to be much of the same. Early on the Aggies would chip away at the lead, getting it down to 11 following a three-point play by Danny Workman. But they would get no closer as the Coyotes pushed the lead back to 20 over the next three minutes. The lead would grow to as much as 29 late in the half before the final horn sounded with the 27-point Coyote win.
"We weren't ready to play tonight," said Aggie Head Coach Brian Fogel. "They pressured us defensively from the start and we settled for too many perimeter shots early."
Dominic Callori led the way for UC Davis as he scored a team-high 16 points, 11 in the second half, to go along with 11 rebounds. It marked the third double-double of the season for Callori and the 18th of his career. Workman finished with a season-high nine points and a career-best 10 rebounds. Fowzi Abdelsamad added nine points for the Aggies, snapping a three-game streak in which he had reached double-figure scoring.
In addition to Levy's 29 points, six rebounds and three blocks, Lance Ray was the only other Coyote to score in double figures, finishing with 13 points and seven boards. In all, 10 different Coyote players scored on the night as CSUSB finished the evening shooting 51 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line.
UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it hosts Cal Poly Pomona on "Break The Record Night" at Rec Hall. Gametime is set for 8pm.
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Kudos to Aggies;
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