Aggies Sweep Series From Gauchos With 65-47 Win

Sophomore Molly Greubel did not miss a shot en route to 14 points in the Aggies' win over UC Santa Barbara.

March 1, 2014

Box Score

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- UC Davis junior Sydnee Fipps finished with game high's of 18 points and eight rebounds to pace three Aggies in double figures and the visitors led wire-to-wire Saturday afternoon en route to a 65-47 win over host UC Santa Barbara in a Big West Conference women's basketball match-up at The Thunderdome.

UC Davis improved to 13-14 overall and 8-6 in league play, winning its third-straight game and posting its second three-game winning streak of the season, while sweeping the regular season series from UCSB. The Gauchos lost for the fourth time in their last five games, falling to 8-19 overall and 3-11 in the Big West.

Fipps hit on 5-of-11 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the line to lead all players, passing former Aggie greats Lisa Jo Kellogg (1988-91), Jennifer Gross (1993-97), and Kari Sivesind (1992-96), for seventh on the all-time scoring list with 1,158 career points. She needs just 93 more points this season to match Ellen Porshneva (2003-06, 2007-08) for sixth.

Doherty finished with 15 points and seven rebounds, hitting 7-of-15 from the floor, while Greubel was perfect from the field to finish with her 14 points, making 4-of-4 from the field, sinking her only three-point attempt, and adding 5-of-5 from the line for her fifth double-digit scoring game of the season.

Melissa Zornig led the Gauchos with 12 points -- 10 of those coming in the first half -- and Clair Watkins added 11 points before fouling out with just over seven minutes to play in the game.

The Aggies led wire-to-wire, using a pair of big runs that broke the game open early. UC Davis led for all but 24 seconds that the game was tied at two, using a 13-0 run to build a commanding 15-2 lead out of the gate and, later, adding a 9-0 burst, holding UC Santa Barbara to without a point for more than six minutes en route to a 39-25 halftime advantage.



Doherty then scored the first five points out of the locker room to start the second half and the Aggies held the Gauchos to without a point for the first five-plus minutes and without a field goal for the first seven minutes of the period. UC Santa Barbara clawed its way back to within 11 points, but a 10-0 final kick by UC Davis pushed its lead to 22 points with 3:49 to go and the Aggies never looked back.

The Aggies shot 44 percent from the floor -- including a 58 percent clip in the first half -- and out-rebounded the Gauchos, 41-34, for the game. UC Santa Barbara shot 32 percent from the field, including just under 27 percent in the second period.

UC Davis closes out the 2013-14 regular season at home next week, welcoming UC Riverside on Thursday (March 6) and UC Irvine on Saturday (March 8) to The Pavilion.

UC Davis vs UC Santa Barbara
3/1/14 2:00pm at The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, Calif.
at The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, Calif.

UC DAVIS (13-14, 8-6)
Fipps, Sydnee 5-11 7-9 18; Doherty, Alyson 7-15 1-1 15; Greubel, Molly 4-4 5-5 14; Harris, Kelsey 3-8 0-0 8; Marfone, Celia 1-4 4-6 7; Oryon, Idit 1-2 0-0 3; Salvatore, Brianna 0-0 0-0 0; McGuire, Taylor 0-2 0-0 0; Yasukochi, Brianne 0-0 0-0 0; Johnson, Heidi 0-2 0-0 0; Beyer, Lauren 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-48 17-21 65.

UC SANTA BARBARA (8-19, 3-11)
Zornig, Melissa 5-10 0-0 12; Watkins, Clair 5-11 1-5 11; Nesbit, Nicole 3-13 2-4 8; Mason, Destini 3-10 0-0 6; Morrison, Kendra 1-3 2-2 4; Ware, Jasmine 2-6 0-0 4; Wright, Mi'Chael 1-4 0-0 2; Brance, Kristine 0-1 0-0 0; Jemerigbe, Onome 0-3 0-0 0; Maragnes, Melissa 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-62 5-11 47.

UC Davis...................... 39 26 - 65
UC Santa Barbara.............. 25 22 - 47

3-point goals--UC Davis 6-20 (Harris, Kelsey 2-7; Oryon, Idit 1-1; Marfone, Celia 1-2; Fipps, Sydnee 1-5; Greubel, Molly 1-1; McGuire, Taylor 0-2; Johnson, Heidi 0-1; Doherty, Alyson 0-1), UC Santa Barbara 2-12 (Zornig, Melissa 2-5; Nesbit, Nicole 0-1; Mason, Destini 0-3; Morrison, Kendra 0-2; Brance, Kristine 0-1). Fouled out--UC Davis-None, UC Santa Barbara-Watkins, Clair. Rebounds--UC Davis 41 (Fipps, Sydnee 8), UC Santa Barbara 34 (Mason, Destini 6). Assists--UC Davis 13 (Harris, Kelsey 3; Greubel, Molly 3), UC Santa Barbara 14 (Nesbit, Nicole 6). Total fouls--UC Davis 15, UC Santa Barbara 18. Technical fouls--UC Davis-None, UC Santa Barbara-None. A-389