Aggies Send Seniors Off With Convincing Win Over Cal State Stanislaus

March 6, 2004

Box Score

TURLOCK, Calif. - Aggie seniors Jennifer Decuir and Kim Omer combined for 35 points in their final game as UC Davis defeated Cal State Stanislaus 91-76 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association season-finale for both teams Saturday night at Warrior Arena.

With the win the Aggies close their 2003-04 season at 16-12, 11-11 in CCAA play. Stanislaus finishes up with a 7-20 overall mark, 4-18 in conference action.

Early on it was the Shavaki Jackson show as the junior scored 15 points in the opening five minutes. The teams traded baskets with the Aggies spreading the scoring load out and the Warriors relying on Jackson and Lindsay Rice. Eight different Aggies scored in the first half as UC Davis pulled away late in the half to take a six-point halftime lead. UC Davis hit eight of its first 10 shots and finished the half shooting 53 percent from the floor.

The game was tied at 31-31 with seven minutes, 21 seconds left in the half following a Jackson short jumper. The Warriors went cold after that and UC Davis took advantage. The Aggies scored the next seven points to take their biggest lead of the half at 38-31.

Decuir led the way for the Aggies, scoring eight points in just nine minutes before picking up her second foul and sitting the rest of the half.

The game was played at an up-tempo pace at it caught up to the Warriors. UC Davis opened the second half with an 11-4 run to take a 55-42 lead at the 15:54 mark of the second half. Decuir had six points and Omer hit a three to key the run. The Aggies kept the lead in double figures the rest of the way, pushing the lead to 21 with just under five minutes remaining.

The game was a total team effort as 14 of the 15 Aggies that played scored in the contest. In addition to Decuir and Omer, Ellen Porshneva added 12 points and a team-high six rebounds while Jessica Campbell added 10 points. It was an opportunistic Aggie lineup, converting 26 Warriors turnovers into 29 points for the game.



The Aggies finished the night shooting 53.1 percent from the field, their first night over 50 percent since January 24 against San Francisco State.

"Overall, that was one of our better efforts of the year at both ends of the floor," said Aggie head coach Sandy Simpson. "It was a fitting end to the Division II era and a wonderful beginning as we move to Division I.

"I thought Kimmie (Omer) and Jen (Decuir) played brilliantly in their last games in an Aggie uniform," Simpson continued. "I was really happy for them."

Jackson led all scorers with a career-high 33 points, along with eight rebounds. Rice finished with 19 points and nine boards and six assists. The Warriors shot 53.1 percent on the night and held a 33-29 advantage on the boards, but could not overcome the 26 turnovers and the depth of the Aggie lineup.

UC Davis ends its five-year membership in the CCAA with a 64-44 record in conference play.

UC DAVIS (16-12, 11-11 CCAA)
Jackie Turpin 3-6 0-1 6, Jessica Campbell 5-11 0-0 10, Ellen Porshneva 6-12 0-0 12, Kim Omer 4-11 6-6 17, Jennifer Decuir 8-10 2-3 18, Kimberly Smith 3-6 0-0 7, Lara Gray 2-3 2-3 7, Andrea Turner 0-0 1-2 1, Laura Thomas 1-4 1-2 4, Lindsey Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Jessica Stewart 1-3 0-0 2, Cecilia Boje 0-0 2-4 2, Julie Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Amy Glassman 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 35-68 14-21 91.

Jacquelynn Packard 3-8 0-0 7, Lindsay Rice 9-16 0-1 19, Shavaki Jackson 16-22 1-2 33, Nadiya Aziz 2-4 0-0 5, Alicia Coppola 3-10 0-0 9, Jamie Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Lindsay Levin 0-0 0-0 0, Jackie Karp 1-3 0-0 3, Kristina Stone 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 35-64 1-3 76.

Halftime: UC Davis 44-38. Three-Point Field Goals: UC Davis 7-16 (Omer 3-5, Gray 1-1, Glassman 1-1, Smith 1-3, Thomas 1-4, Turpin 0-1, Porshneva 0-1), CSUS 7-18 (Coppola 3-8, Rice 1-1, Karp 1-3, Packard 1-3, Aziz 1-3). Rebounds: UC Davis 29 (Porshneva 6), CSUS 33 (Rice 9). Assists: UC Davis 15 (Campbell 3), CSUS 22 (Rice 6). Turnovers: UC Davis 12, CSUS 26. Fouls: UC Davis 14, CSUS 19. Fouled Out: Karp. Att. 634.