Dec. 28, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Sydnee Fipps scored a team-high 18 points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds while Molly Greubel dished out a career-high six assists, but the UC Davis women's basketball team suffered an 81-56 loss to Washington on Friday at The Pavilion in Davis.
UC Davis moves to 5-5 on the year and sees its three-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Huskies who improve to 8-3 overall on the year.
Fipps shot 7-of-15 from the field and was the lone Aggie to finish in double figures, which she has done in all 10 games this season.
For Washington, Jazmine Davis led all scorers, and four Huskies in double figures, with 25 points as she hit 6-of-9 from three-point range. Talia Walton scored 15 points while Aminah Williams and Mercedes Wetmore added 12 and 10, respectively.
UC Davis jumped out to a 12-4 lead after hitting 4-of-6 from three-point range to open the first half as French, Idit Oryon, Fipps and Aniya Baker each connected on treys for the Aggies' first four buckets of the game.
The Huskies scored seven unanswered points to pull to within one and the teams would trade baskets over the next few minutes before French sparked a 10-2 run at the 5:40 mark. She hit a layup off an assist by Fipps, then Blair Shinoda and Fipps each nailed threes before Fipps tacked on a layup to put the Aggies up 25-17.
Down the stretch, Washington outscored UC Davis 10-4, but the Aggies took a 29-27 lead into halftime.
Led by Davis, however, the Huskies took command of the second half as the UW sophomore scored 20 of her 25 points during the second period. Washington shot 51.4 percent from the field and were 8-of-13 from three-point range with Davis hitting five of the Huskies' eight treys.
Davis' trey just 15 seconds into the start of the second half put UW up 30-29 for the Huskies' first lead since the 14:47 mark of the first half, but Fipps answered with a layup. French followed that by taking a steal the other way, hitting a reverse layup while being fouled. She made the free throw and put UC Davis back on top 34-32 with 17:32 to play.
The teams exchanged baskets over the next four minutes with neither team taking more than a four-point lead until Heather Corral hit a trey at the 12:51 mark to spark a 17-0 Washington run. After Doherty hit a layup at the 13:08 mark, UC Davis was held scoreless for the next six minutes until Baker hit a jumper in the lane to stall the Aggie scoring drought.
By then, the Huskies held a 64-44 lead and led by as many as 27 after Williams hit a layup with 3:46 left to play.
Down the stretch, Oryon hit a three while Greubel made two free throws, then Emily Vann's layup sealed the 81-56 final score.
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