Nov. 3, 2010
DAVIS, Calif. - Senior Paige Mintun hit a trio of three-pointers and scored 17 first-half points on Wednesday, helping the UC Davis women's basketball team to a 33-point intermission lead, as the Aggies rolled by San Francisco State 91-33 in an exhibition game at The Pavilion.
Mintun, a a two-time All-Big West first-team selection, scored 21 points for UC Davis, leading five Aggies in double figures. Vicky Deely added 13 points while Kasey Riecks - who had four three -pointers - and Heidi Heintz each had 12. Brianna Salvatore added 10 points.
UC Davis was 15 for 33 from beyond the three-point line and shot 50 percent from the field overall.
Molly Morton and Candyce Matthews each scored six points for San Francisco State, an NCAA Division II team that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Aggies, the media's pick to win this year's Big West championship, never trailed in the game, scoring the first nine points and then using a 14-0 over a four-minute span midway through the half to open a 19-6 lead to 27 points at 33-6 with 6 minutes, 47 seconds to go.
Mintun hit all three of her treys in the game's first 10 minutes, eventually making 6 of 8 from the floor overall on her way to a big first half of scoring. The Aggies canned seven three-pointers in the first 20 minutes and held a 23-14 advantage on the boards.
UC Davis led 45-12 at halftime, scoring 30 points off 17 turnovers from San Francisco State.
The second half brought more of the same for UC Davis which led 56-14 after a layup from Mintun less than four minutes into the second half. The Aggies enjoyed their biggest lead at 87-23 with 4:53 remaining.
The exhibition game is the only one this season for UC Davis which will travel to face the University of San Francisco on Nov. 12.