Aggies Held To 49 Points In Loss At Cal St., San Bernardino

Fowzi Abdelsamad scored 12 points against the nation's 22nd-ranked team. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 
Fowzi Abdelsamad scored 12 points against the nation's 22nd-ranked team. (Wayne Tilcock/The Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 15, 2003

Box Score

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Dumas Martin scored a game-high 17 points to lead five players in double figures as No.22 Cal State, San Bernardino ran its winning streak to 17 with a 93-49 victory over UC Davis in a California Collegiate Athletic Association men's game in front of 1,724 Saturday evening at Coussoulis Arena.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 9-12 on the season, 6-10 in CCAA play while the Coyotes improve to 17-4 overall, 15-1 in conference play.

The Coyotes entered the contest ranked No.1 in the West Region and riding a 16-game winning streak. It didn't take long to realize how they achieved that ranking. San Bernardino raced to a 14-4 lead in the opening seven minutes. The Aggies, who were without starting post Dominic Callori after the senior suffered a concussion Friday night at Pomona, battled back, cutting the lead to three following a Justin Stearns three-pointer midway through the half. They would get no closer as San Bernardino quickly built the lead to double-digits following a 12-0 run. Fowzi Abdelsamad would try to bring the Aggies back as he scored eight straight points, but the Coyotes matches each basket as they extended the lead to as much as 18 by the end of the half at 41-23.

In the second half it was too much firepower by San Bernardino as the Coyotes built on their lead, extending the margin to 30 in the first seven minutes, where it would stay for the rest of the game. CSUSB spread the scoring load across the board as seven different Coyotes registered seven or more points as CSUSB scored 52 points in the final period.

"They are a very good team," said Aggie Head Coach Brian Fogel. "As small as we are and to enter tonight without Dominic, we had to play flawlessly and we didn't do that. Give them credit, they moved the ball well and outrebounded us by 23, which killed us. We were outmanned tonight."

 

 

For the game, Stearns led the Aggies with 15 points while Abdelsamad was the only other player in double figures with 12. Gus Argenal registered eight points with four assists while freshman Eric Wagner added four points and a team-high five rebounds.

For the Coyotes, Martin added seven rebounds along with his 17 points, while Bobby Burries added 16 points and Lance Ray 13. San Bernardino shot 50 percent from the field and held a 48-25 rebounding advantage.

The Aggies will next be in action when they return to Rec Hall to face Cal State Bakersfield next Friday. Gametime is set for 8pm.

UC DAVIS (9-12, 6-10 CCAA)
Fowzi Abdelsamad 5-11 0-0 12, Gus Argenal 2-7 3-6 8, Justin Stearns 6-13 2-3 15, Madison Butts 2-6 0-0 4, Danny Workman 0-2 0-0 0, Jesse Pruitt 1-3 1-3 3, Robert Ehsan 1-6 0-2 2, Jake Reid 0-0 1-2 1, Brett Lantz 0-2 0-0 0, Eric Wagner 1-4 1-2 4. TOTALS 18-54 8-18 49.

CAL STATE, SAN BERNARDINO (17-4, 15-1 CCAA)
Te'Ron Reed 1-5 4-5 7, Lance Ray 4-9 3-4 13, Kaneem Pelt 2-2 3-5 7, Bobby Burries 6-15 2-2 16, Dumas Martin 7-9 3-3 17, Jeffrey Tucker 2-2 0-0 5, Mike Ross 0-1 0-0 0, Jonathan Levy 1-5 3-4 5, Marques Duffy 0-1 0-2 0, Eric Swan 4-8 2-3 12, Jon Florence 4-5 2-3 11. TOTALS 31-62 22-31 93.

Halftime: CSUSB 41-23. Three-Point Field Goals: UC Davis 5-20 (Abdelsamad 2-6, Wagner 1-2, Argenal 1-4, Stearns 1-5, Workman 0-1, Pruitt 0-1, Ehsan 0-1), CSUSB 9-26 (Ray 2-6, Swan 2-6, Burries 2-7, Reed 1-1, Tucker 1-1, Florence 1-2, Duffy 0-1, Levy 0-2). Rebounds: UC Davis 25 (Wagner 5), CSUSB 48 (Martin/Burries 7). Assists: UC Davis 8 (Argenal 4), CSUSB 21 (Reed 7). Fouls: UC Davis 21, CSUSB 15. Fouled Out: None. ATT: 1,724.