Feb. 22, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. - Bernard McIntosh scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Cal State Stanislaus survived a late UC Davis charge allowing the Warriors to come away with a 73-71 victory over the Aggies in a California Collegiate Athletic Association men's game Saturday evening in front of 2,423 at Rec Hall.
With the loss the Aggies drop their fifth-straight contest and fall to 9-14 on the season, 6-12 in conference play. Stanislaus improved to 15-10 overall, 10-8 in CCAA action.
UC Davis led 60-58 with seven minutes, 27 seconds remaining, following a Dominic Callori jumper. It marked the last Aggie basket for almost six minutes as Stanislaus went on a 15-2 run until Robert Ehsan's field goal ended the drought with 1:14 remaining. Three Callori free throws and one by Danny Workman were all the Aggies could manage during that span.
Stanislaus took its largest lead of the game at 11 following Rick Fetter's three-pointer with 2:27 left to play. It also marked the last Warriors points on the evening as UC Davis responded with a 9-0 spurt over the final two minutes. In their final six possessions, Stanislaus went 0-3 from the field, committed two turnovers and missed all three free throw attempts, giving UC Davis hope. Fowzi Abdelsamad's driving layup with :09 left rimmed out, but he was fouled on the play and converted both attempts from the charity stripe. The Aggies were forced to foul and were fortunate when Ira Taylor missed both attempts, giving the Aggies one last chance.
Taking the ball the length of the court, Abdelsamad lined up a three from 22 feet, but his attempt went long as time expired, as the Warriors held on for the season-sweep over the Aggies.
"We fought all night and got what we wanted on the last play, it just didn't go for us," said Aggie Head Coach Brian Fogel. "Everyone knew Fowzi was going to get and they defended him well on that last shot.
"I'm disappointed in the outcome," Fogel continued. "We had the lead, lost the lead, then fought back and almost got it back."
The first half saw both teams go back and forth as there were two ties and nine lead changes in the period. The Aggies held their biggest lead at four following a Dominic Callori dunk late off a lob pass from Danny Workman. The dunk capped a 7-0 run late in the half as UC Davis held a 30-26 lead. Warrior forward Jeff Davenport's three-point play with 1:18 cut the lead to one at 30-29, where it stayed until halftime.
Callori finished the game with a season-high 29 points, 14 rebounds and a team-best four assists. Abdelsamad added 17 points while Ehsan finished with 12.
In addition to McIntosh, Fetter finished the game with 14 points on 5-6 shooting and Taylor added 13 points and five boards. For the game the Warriors shot 50 percent from three-point range, hitting 11 of 22 shots. Overall they shot 51 percent from the field.
UC Davis will next be in action on Friday when it hosts UC San Diego at Rec Hall. Gametime is set for 8pm.
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