Dec. 6, 2003
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - Junior forward Katy Paterson scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, her second double-double of the season, as Cal Poly defeated UC Davis 71-58 in a non-conference women's basketball game Saturday afternoon in Mott Gym.
With the loss the Aggies fall to 2-2 on the season while the Mustangs improve to 4-1, their best start in three years.
UC Davis led 26-19 after Ellen Porshneva's layup with 7:35 remaining in the first half before Cal Poly went on the first of two 12-0 runs. The Mustangs jumped to a 31-26 lead with 2:15 to go after Paterson's offensive rebound and three-footer and settled for a 35-31 lead at the break.
Another 12-0 Mustang run midway through the second half extended Cal Poly's lead from 41-37 to 53-37 with 12 minutes to play. Kyla Howell's basket capped the run and Cal Poly went on to lead by as many as 17 points the rest of the way.
Cal Poly, averaging 23.5 turnovers a game, committed just 19 turnovers against UC Davis while the Mustang defense forced 29 Aggie turnovers. UC Davis, however, outrebounded Cal Poly, 47-43, led by Porshneva with 10.
Cal Poly made 39.3 percent of its floor shots while UC Davis managed just 37.3 percent efficiency. The Mustangs also made their mark at the free throw line, making 21 of 35 (60 percent) compared to just eight of 18 (44.4 percent) for the Aggies.
Paterson made seven of 12 floor shots and five of six free throws en route to her season-high scoring total. Freshman point guard Sparkle Anderson added 14 points for the Mustangs.
UC Davis was led by Porshneva's 18 points and 10 rebounds, her third double-double in four games this season. She was the only Aggie in double figures as Jennifer Decuir was next with nine points.
UC Davis will next be in action when it hosts UC Santa Cruz on Wednesday, December 17 at Recreation Hall. Gametime is set for 6 p.m.