STOCKTON — UC Davis junior Sydnee Fipps used a career high 17-of-20 from the free throw line to score a game-high 25 points but the Aggies’ former Big West Conference foe Pacific erased a halftime deficit to win Monday’s nonleague affair, 86-78.
Besides Fipps, UCD (0-2) had two other players in double figures — junior Brianna Salvatore with a career best of 18 points and sophomore Heidi Johnson with her all-time high of 17 — and shot 47 percent from the field.
After the Tigers (2-0) opened the game hitting 10 of their first 11 shots from the floor, the Aggie defense buckled down, holding Pacific to just 4-of-18 from the field the rest of the half
UCD rallied from 16 points down, using a 19-5 run that was capped by Salvatore’s 3-pointer to put the Aggies up 42-39 at intermission.
However, the Tigers regained their shooting touch after the break, for the game making 12-of-23 (52 percent) from long range and 47 percent overall.
Four Pacific starters were in double figures — led by 17 from Erin Butler — including Kiki Moore, who had 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
The Aggies return to the floor on Sunday at 2 p.m., when they head to Palo Alto to take on No. 3 Stanford.