UC Davis athletics from Jan. 4 to 10
Men’s Basketball (5-10)
UC Davis at UC Irvine (L, 76-55)
UC Davis at Long Beach State (L, 59-47)
The Aggies fell to the Anteaters 76-55 on Jan. 7. Senior forward Josh Fox led UC Davis with 17 points, 11 of which were from the free-throw line. The Aggies also kept the Anteaters from scoring for four minutes and 24 seconds in the first half to decrease their lead to five before the break.
UC Davis traveled to Long Beach State two days later. Down by 13 after a break in the second half, the Aggies scored 17 of the next 25 points to cut the lead to four. Junior guard Brynton Lemar scored 10 points in the game to help the Aggies, but they were unable to stop Long Beach State from gaining the lead and taking the win.
UC Davis returns home to play CSUN on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Women’s Basketball (9-6)
UC Davis at CSUN (W, 75-52)
UC Davis vs. Hawai’i (W, 60-58)
The Aggies defeated CSUN 75-52 on Jan. 7. Sophomore forward Pele Gianotti finished the game with a team high of 18 points. The Aggies also shot 54 percent from the floor for the second highest percentage of the season. UC Davis defense forced 15 turnovers and converted them into 20 points.
In an at-home win on Jan. 9, UC Davis beat Hawai’i 60-58. Senior forward Alyson Doherty scored 16 points, while redshirt freshman forward Morgan Bertsch added 21. The Aggies led 60-57 when Bertsch fouled Rainbow Wahine guard Olivia Crawford with 1.7 seconds left. Crawford went to the free-throw line and made the first attempt, followed by a miss on the second and intentional miss on the third. Time ran out after the Wahine fought to tie the game, allowing the Aggies to win.
UC Davis plays UC Irvine at home on Jan. 14.
Swimming and Diving
UC Davis vs. Fresno State (W, 160-132)
UC Davis hosting the Aggie Open
The Aggies scored a 160-132 victory over Fresno State on Jan. 8. Freshman Solie Laughlin broke a school record for the 200-yard Backstroke with a time of 2:00:04, two seconds faster than the previous record. Junior Hilvy Cheung won the 200 Butterfly with a time of 2:03.59, and UC Davis moved their dual meet record to 3-2.
Six UC Davis swimmers picked up victories at the Aggie Open the following day. Junior Kristen Brand won the 200 Back and the 50 Freestyle while freshman Mia Facey won the 100 Back and 100 Breaststroke.
The Aggie Divers travel to Los Angeles for the Bruin Diving Invitational held from Jan 15 to 17 while the swimmers host UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 23 at Schaal Aquatics Center.
Written by Lindsay Yim – email@example.com