Second-Half Run Helps Dominguez Hills Top Aggies, 79-67

Jan. 30, 2004

Box Score

CARSON, CA - Zipporah Chase recorded a double-double and the Toros opened the second half on an 8-0 run to pull away as Cal State Dominguez Hills defeated UC Davis 79-67 in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's game Friday night at the Torodome.

With the loss the Aggies fall to 11-6 on the season, 6-5 in conference action. Dominguez improves to 10-6 overall, 6-5 in CCAA play.

The first half saw the lead go back and forth as there were 10 lead changes and five ties in the opening 20 minutes. The Aggies' biggest lead was only two points following a Jennifer Decuir three-pointer, part of her 10 first-half points. With the game tied at the three-minute, 47-second mark, the Toros scored the next six points and led the rest of the way. Two Jackie Turpin free throws cut the Dominguez lead to 39-36 entering halftime.

In the second half the Toros opened with an 8-0 run, stretching the lead to 11 with 15 minutes remaining. An Ellen Porshneva free throw followed by a Kimberly Smith three cut the lead to seven, but the Aggies got no closer. Toro guard Tameka Blue hit a three on the next possession and the lead moved back to double digits, where it remained the rest of the night.

UC Davis looked to make a few runs in the second half, but each time the Toros answered. Chase did much of the damage, scoring 13 of her game-high 21 points in the second half. Dominguez's defense limited the Aggies to one shot a possession and that wasn't enough as UC Davis shot just 35 percent in the second half.

"We played okay in short stretches, but we couldn't sustain it for any length of time," said Aggie head coach Sandy Simpson. "Our offensive execution was not strong and you have to give credit to their defense. We had some good looks but they just didn't fall."



Omer led the way for UC Davis with 17 points in the contest while Decuir added 16 points and eight rebounds. Jessica Campbell added 11 points, eight boards and seven assists on the night. The Aggies finished the night shooting just 39 percent from the floor while the Toros connected on 55 percent of their attempts.

Chase led all players with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Octavia Askew added 12 points. Blue finished her night with nine points and a game-high 10 assists. The Toros converted 20 Aggie turnovers into 23 points while UC Davis managed eight points of 10 Toro turnovers. Dominguez also held a huge advantage down low, outscoring UC Davis 28-4 in points in the paint.

UC Davis will next be in action on Saturday when it concludes its Los Angeles swing with a meeting against Cal State Los Angeles. Gametime is set for 5:30 p.m.

UC DAVIS (11-6, 6-5 CCAA)
Kim Omer 6-17 2-2 17, Jackie Turpin 0-1 3-4 3, Jennifer Decuir 6-16 2-3 16, Jessica Campbell 4-6 3-4 11, Ellen Porshneva 1-6 5-6 7, Kimberly Smith 3-3 1-3 9, Lara Gray 1-2 0-0 2, Laura Thomas 0-3 0-0 0, Lindsey Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Jessica Stewart 1-2 0-0 2, Amy Glassman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 16-22 67.

Tameka Blue 4-10 0-1 9, Octavia Askew 6-11 0-1 12, Keesha Aldridge 0-0 1-2 1, Zipporah Chase 9-13 3-4 21, Natasha Gray 1-5 4-6 6, Cortney Stewart 1-1 0-0 2, Joi Cooper 4-6 0-0 8, Lindsay Peloza 4-8 2-2 10, Ree Browne 0-0 0-0 0, Crystal Maciel 5-8 0-0 10. Totals 34-62 10-16 79.

Halftime: CSUDH 39-36. Three-Point Field Goals: UC Davis 7-20 (Omer 3-11, Smith 2-2, Decuir 2-5, Thomas 0-2), CSUDH 1-11 (Blue 1-5, Askew 0-1, Peloza 0-2, Maciel 0-3). Rebounds: UC Davis 40 (Campbell/Decuir 8), CSUDH 30 (Chase 10). Assists: UC Davis 13 (Campbell 7), CSUDH 19 (Blue 10). Turnovers: UC Davis 20, CSUDH 10. Fouls: UC Davis 11, CSUDH 19. Fouled Out: None. Technical foul: UC Davis bench. Att. 313.