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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

This week in men’s and women’s sports

Men’s Basketball (12-3):

UC Davis vs. CSUN (W, 71-61)

UC Davis vs. Long Beach State (W, 73-67 ot)


In overtime in a game televised on ESPNU, the Aggies defeated the Long Beach State 49ers, setting their Big West Conference record to 2-0.  The win marked their 8th straight victory at home.

Senior guard Corey Hawkins scored 28 points and had a season high of 10 rebounds.   He has been averaging over 20 points a game for this season. Helped along by other powerhouses like senior guard/forward Josh Ritchart and sophomore guard Darius Graham, the Aggies came back strong in overtime, commanding the lead and ultimately clinching a win.

 The next Big West Conference game will take place at UC Riverside on Thursday. For a full recap of the Long Beach State game, read here.



Women’s basketball (6-8):

UC Davis at CSU Northridge (W, 60-49)

UC Davis at Long Beach State (L, 63-60)


UC Davis finished the week with a record of 1-1 in the Big West Conference, playing both games on television.  Late in the second half of their showdown against CSUN, the Aggies took the lead, screaming past the Matadors for a final score of 60-49.  Junior center Alyson Doherty had 16 points and 11 rebounds, her fourth double-double this season. Senior forward Sydnee Fipps scored 15 points, while junior forward Celia Marfone had 10 rebounds.

 With the clock ticking down to zero in a tied game, Long Beach State scored a three-pointer, ensuring an Aggie loss of 63-60. UC Davis shot 44 percent from the field, with Fipps scoring 17 points and leading the Aggie women for the game.

Big West Conference play continues at home as the Aggies play UC Riverside on Thursday.



Women’s Gymnastics (4-1):

UC Davis at Seattle Pacific (1st place, 193.025)


With a team score of 193.025, the Aggies beat the Seattle Pacific Falcons (scoring 191.200) at an away meet. Senior Kala DeFrancesco received a 9.725 on the floor exercise, sharing titles with two Falcon gymnasts, and a 9.775 on the vault, sharing the title with freshman Aggie Alexis Brown. Junior Dani Judal led on the uneven bars with a 9.825.

UC Davis will compete on Friday in Utah against Boise State and Southern Utah.



Women’s Swimming and Diving:


The Aggie Open saw athletes swimming for UC Davis, the Davis AquaMonsters and the Feather River Aquatic Club. Though there was no team scoring, UC Davis swimmers won a significant number of the races that they participated in.

The Aggies will dive at the Bruin Diving Invitational from Saturday to Monday, and on January 24 UC Santa Barbara will hold a dual meet against UC Davis.



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