Feb. 22, 2003
DAVIS, Calif. - Shannon Donnelly and Aprile Powell combined for 35 points and 27 rebounds to lead Cal State Stanislaus to an 81-63 victory over UC Davis in a California Collegiate Athletic Association women's game Saturday evening in front of 1,089 at Rec Hall.
With the loss the Aggies drop their fifth straight and fall to 13-10 on the season, 9-9 in conference action. Stanislaus improves to 16-7 overall, 13-5 and alone in second place in the CCAA. The loss also puts the Aggie postseason chances in jeopardy as the top eight teams qualify for regional play. UC Davis entered the weekend eighth in the rankings before dropping both of its contests.
Warrior forward Kyra Melville connected on the first basket of the game, giving Stanislaus a lead they wouldn't surrender. They pushed it to nine in the opening five minutes before the Aggies fought back to tie the score at 15-15, midway through the half. After trading baskets over the next few minutes, the Warriors opened up a double-digit lead following two Nina Roberts free throws.
UC Davis would struggle all night in putting any sort of run together. The best stretch came early in the game following an injury to Kim Omer. The Aggies point guard collided with teammate Amanda Mansfield as both players went diving for a loose ball. The result was two stitches to the back of Omer's head, but the Aggies went on an 11-2 run following the incident, knotting the game at 15-15.
In the second half Stanislaus would take control. Donnelly scored 15 of her game-high 25 points in the period as the Warriors built a double-digit lead in the opening minutes and held it for the majority of the half. While Donnelly was controlling the offensive end, Powell took charge on the defensive end. The junior post grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots in the half as the Warriors never let UC Davis back into the contest.
"We had an excellent opportunity tonight and just never got going," said Aggie Head Coach Sandy Simpson. "Stanislaus played well and they were a little more physical that us and wore us down. At the end of the game we were tired.
"A lot of the little things didn't go our way tonight," Simpson continued. "We had some good looks at the basket, but didn't take advantage of those opportunities."
UC Davis was paced by Jennifer Decuir's 17 points,, six boards and four assists. Sarah Allen and Colleen Turnbull each added 16 points, while Turnbull grabbed 10 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season.
Donnelly finished with 25 points and nine boards while Powell ended her night with 10 points, 18 rebounds and five blocks. Alicia Coppola was the only other Warrior in double figures with 15 points and a game-high five assists.
UC Davis will next be in action on Friday when it hosts UC San Diego at Rec Hall. Gametime is set for 6pm.
CAL STATE STANISLAUS (16-7, 13-5 CCAA)
Kyra Melville 3-5 0-1 6, Alicia Coppola 5-8 3-4 15, Aprile Powell 3-8 3-5 10, Nadiya Aziz 1-6 0-0 2, Lindsay Levin 0-0 0-0 0, Jacquelynn Packard 2-4 0-0 5, Nina Roberts 3-9 2-4 8, Lori Roos 1-2 0-0 2, Ruby Webb 0-1 0-0 0, Shannon donnelly 11-17 3-4 25. TOTALS 31-64 14-22 81.
UC DAVIS (13-10, 9-9 CCAA)
Amanda Mansfield 2-7 2-2 7, Colleen Turnbull 6-12 4-5 16, Sarah Allen 7-18 2-4 16, Jennifer Decuir 6-15 4-6 17, Kim Omer 1-8 0-0 3, Kim Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Lara Gray 0-1 0-0 0, Jackie Turpin 1-6 0-0 2, Jen Olson 0-0 0-0 0, Desiree Evans-Claassen 0-0 0-1 0, Kate Rosenberg 1-4 0-0 2. TOTALS 24-72 12-18 63.
Halftime: CSUS 36-28. Three-Point Field Goals: UC Davis 3-11 (Mansfield 1-1, Omer 1-3, Decuir 1-4, Smith 0-1, Gray 0-1, Turnbull 0-1), CSUS 5-11 (Coppola 2-4, Powell 1-2, Karp 1-2, Packard 1-2, Aziz 0-1). Rebounds: UC Davis 46 (Turnbull 10), CSUS 43 (Powell 18). Assists: UC Davis 13 (Decuir 4), CSUS 18 (Coppola 5). Fouls: UC Davis 23, CSUS 21. Fouled Out: Allen. ATT: 1,089.