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Monday, April 22, 2024

Women’s basketball preview

Teams: UC Davis vs. UC Irvine

Records: Aggies, 6-9 (2-2); Anteaters, 3-14 (0-4)

Where: The Pavilion

When: Tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Who to watch: On a team that regularly suits up nine players and will now be missing the services of junior Haylee Donaghe and freshman Vicky Deely for the remainder of the season, UC Davis will look for additional help from its youth.

Freshman Hana Asano has filled the void, acting as a more-than-worthy backup point guard for the Aggies.

In her 13 games this season, the Torrance, Calif. native has gone 11-for-27 beyond the arc and has dished out 20 assists in 22.5 minutes per game. She’s averaging 5.3 points per game.

Did you know? When UC Irvine enters the Pavilion this weekend, it will be trying to break an extended losing streak. After starting the season 3-2, the Anteaters have dropped 11 straight contests, with their last win coming at Sacramento State on Dec. 6.

Preview: After escaping Long Beach State with a one-point victory last Saturday, the Aggies are playing host to a pair conference opponents this week.

The second of those contests matches UC Davis up with UC Irvine, a team that just cannot seem to catch a break.

Playing at home last Saturday against Cal Poly, the Anteaters made a late run to bring the game to within one point. But the Mustangs were able to hold off a UC Irvine team that’s record has been pushed to 0-3 in Big West action.

UC Irvine leading scorers are juniors Rebecca Maessen and Mary Has, who average 13.1 and 12.1 points per game, respectively.

Has also leads the squad with an average of 5.3 rebounds per game and has 32 assists on the season.

UC Davis is most recently off of a 71-59 loss at home against Cal State Fullerton.

Riecks scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Aggies.

Max Rosenblum


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