DAVIS, Calif - Led by sophomore communication major Rogers Printup and his team-high 20 points, all 10 Aggies that played in Saturday's non-conference home game against William Jessup scored to help UC Davis cruise to an 86-52 victory.
By extending their home win streak to 14 games, UC Davis will now enter its finals week hiatus with a 7-2 overall record. The Aggies will now play their next four games on the road, starting with Friday's game at San Francisco -- the first game of the team's Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic tournament slate.
After facing the Dons, the Aggies will head to Nevada on Dec. 19 before heading to Las Vegas for games on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23, which will take place inside the Orleans Arena.
In addition to Printup's 20 -- he also set a new career high by canning 6 of 8 shots from distance -- senior American Studies major Arell Hennings also set new career-high figures by finishing with 16 points, six field goals and two baskets from three.
"Before the game, coach told me to be ready and stay mentally sharp. I felt good after I made my first couple baskets, and then I just kept shooting until they stopped me," said Printup. "After a few shots, it felt as if the rim was a hula hoop."
Senior communication major Chima Moneke scored 16 points and collected 11 rebounds to notch his league-high sixth double-double of the year.
In William Jessup's second visit to the Pavilion in as many seasons, it held its only lead of the game early by scoring eight points throughout the game's first four minutes. That ended up being the Warriors' only highlight of the day since the Aggies' defense held it to 15 points throughout the final 16 minutes of the half.
On the other end of the court, UC Davis scored 16 of the game's 20 points midway through the first half, forced WJ shoot 1 of 9 while hitting 5 of 7 itself throughout the final minutes of the half to enter the locker room with a 46-32 advantage.
Once action resumed, the Aggies' continued to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard. Ater a 5-plus minute block of time that began at the end of the first half, and carried over to the second, William Jessup experience a scoring drought that did notend until it hit two shots at the line before the under-16 timeout. By then, the Aggies led by 26 and dominated all facets of the game.
When the final buzzer sounded, UC Davis' bench, led by Printup and Hennings, not only outscored its starters, 47-39, but nearly matched the total number of points recorded by William Jessup's entire roster.
"I have a lot of respect for the bench guys. They sit and wait until their number is called, and they continue to work hard each practice, even though they do not know how many minutes they will play," said head coach Jim Les.
"[Rogers and Arell] are two guys that are engaged throughout the game, on the bench; and when they have an opportunity to play significant minutes, each stepped up and played with confidence."
With this result, the Aggies have won all five games this season when holding opponents to less than 60 points.
UC DAVIS 86, WILLIAM JESSUP 52
PHILLIPS, Keith 9-18 4-4 24; RAKOZ, Brennan 2-3 3-6 7; POSEY, P.J. 3-6 0-0 6; LEWIS, Antonio 2-11 1-1 5; MEDEARIS, Luis 1-7 1-2 4; LaSHELLS, Wilson 1-5 0-0 2; AMAJOYI, Oliver 0-1 2-3 2; LINDSEY, Brandon 1-8 0-0 2; WALKER, Luke 0-1 0-0 0; DeLaVEAGA, Tate 0-7 0-0 0; STONE, Jayvon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-68 11-16 52.
UC DAVIS (7-2)
Printup, Rogers 6-8 2-2 20; Moneke, Chima 4-11 8-13 16; Hennings, Arell 6-7 2-2 16; Shorts II, TJ 3-5 2-4 8; John, AJ 0-7 6-6 6; Onyebalu, Michael 2-3 1-2 6; Goode, Garrison 3-3 0-0 6; Schneider, Siler 1-6 1-2 3; Jackson, Delveion 1-5 0-3 3; Russell, Colin 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 26-57 24-36 86.
William Jessup................ 23 29 - 52
UC Davis......................... 46 40 - 86
3-point goals--William Jessup 3-26 (PHILLIPS, Keith 2-6; MEDEARIS, Luis 1-4; LEWIS, Antonio 0-5; LaSHELLS, Wilson 0-3; LINDSEY, Brandon 0-3; DeLaVEAGA, Tate 0-5), UC Davis 10-19 (Printup, Rogers 6-8; Hennings, Arell 2-3; Jackson, Delveion 1-1; Onyebalu, Michael 1-2; Schneider, Siler 0-1; John, AJ 0-3; Moneke, Chima 0-1). Fouled out--William Jessup-POSEY, P.J.; LINDSEY, Brandon, UC Davis-Russell, Colin. Rebounds--William Jessup 43 (PHILLIPS, Keith 15), UC Davis 42 (Moneke, Chima 10). Assists--William Jessup 9 (PHILLIPS, Keith 2; LINDSEY, Brandon 2), UC Davis 11 (Hennings, Arell 3; Shorts II, TJ 3). Total fouls--William Jessup 29, UC Davis 17. Technical fouls--William Jessup-None, UC Davis-None. A-1279
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