Three-Point Shooting Cools As Fullerton Claims Comeback Win

Haylee Donaghe shot 9-for-13 from the field to lead UC Davis against Cal State Fullerton Thursday.<br>(Wayne Tilcock, <i>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Haylee Donaghe shot 9-for-13 from the field to lead UC Davis against Cal State Fullerton Thursday.
(Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

March 1, 2007

Box Score

FULLERTON, Calif. - Despite a career-high 24 points off the bench by sophomore wing Haylee Donaghe, UC Davis was unable to protect a narrow halftime lead, falling 62-53 to Cal State Fullerton in non-conference women's basketball action at Titan Gym Thursday.

The Aggies move to 13-15 overall. The Titans improve to 14-15 for the season.

Senior Charlee Underwood scored 21 points while sophomore Toni Thomas added 20 off the bench for CSF. The two Titan leaders combined for 17-for-23 shooting from the floor. Underwood drained four of seven from outside the three-point arc and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.

Donaghe finished the night with 9-for-13 shooting from the floor and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. She also hit a pair of three-pointers and recorded two steals.

For UC Davis, senior Heather Bates scored 13 points and freshman guard Anna Harp contributed 11. The Aggies shot 3-for-9 from three-point range in the first half to stake a 29-26 edge, but missed on 10 tries after the break. In contrast, Fullerton was 1-for-10 from long range in the first half and 6-for-10 after the intermission.

The Aggies fought back from an early 15-8 deficit as a Bates jumper and a Donaghe three cut the margin to 15-13. Donaghe later collected her own rebound and drained a three to bring UC Davis within a 19-18 deficit. Bates hit a three-pointer on her team's next possession to give the Aggies a 21-19 lead. With less than 30 seconds remaining, Donaghe picked a steal from Audrey Taylor then assisted Anna Harp on a layup to lift UC Davis to a 29-26 halftime edge.

The Titans stormed back from their halftime deficit to a lead as large as 18 points with 10:51 remaining in the second half. Underwood hit a three-pointer in the opening minutes after the break to tie the game at 29-29, then poured in another to cap a 10-0 Titan run that brought CSF up by 43-31. Andrea Adams later hit a trey that gave Fullerton a 52-34 advantage, its largest lead of the game

 

 

The Aggies conclude their 2006-07 season against Big West Conference champion UC Riverside on Saturday. Gametime is 7:30 p.m. at the UCR Student Recreation Center.

CAL STATE FULLERTON 62, UC DAVIS 53

UC DAVIS (13-15) - Laura Thomas 1-7 0-0 2, Anna Harp 4-11 3-5 11, Genevieve Costello 0-4 0-0 0, Kirsten Commins 0-0 1-2 1, Heather Bates 6-11 0-0 13, Lindsey Jones 1-2 0-0 2, Haylee Donaghe 9-13 4-4 24, Ashley Curry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-48 8-11 53.

CSF (14-15) - Andrea Adams 1-7 3-4 6, Audrey Taylor 2-5 1-3 5, India McDaniel 2-6 0-0 6, Charlee Underwood 8-12 1-2 21, Ariel Adams 1-6 0-0 2, Daviyonne Weathersby 0-0 0-2 0, Jasmine Scott 0-1 0-0 0, Dayana Frias 0-3 0-0 0, Alison Bennett 1-2 0-0 2, Toni Thomas 9-11 2-2 20. Totals 24-53 7-13 62.

Halftime - UC Davis, 29-26. Three-point field goals - UC Davis 3-19 (Haylee Donaghe 2-4, Heather Bates 1-4, Laura Thomas 0-6, Genevieve Costello 0-3, Anna Harp 0-1, Lindsey Jones 0-1), CSF 7-20 (Charlee Underwood 4-7, India McDaniel 2-5, Andrea Adams 1-5, Dayana Frias 0-3). Rebounds - UC Davis 22 (Commins 4), CSF 41 (Underwood 11). Assists - UC Davis 18 (Commins 6), CSF 21 (McDaniel 9). Fouled out - UC Davis: Commins, CSF: none. Technical fouls - none. Att. - 196.