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Aggies rally for win over South Carolina

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November 29, 2010 |

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Using a 24-7 run over a nearly 12-minute span of the second half, the UC Davis women\’s basketball team erased a 16-point deficit and beat South Carolina 61-52 on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion, the program\’s first win over a Southeastern Conference opponent.

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UCD swept its weekend games at home, moved to 3-0 on its home floor this year, and improved to 5-1 overall. The Aggies, ranked 16th in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll, were led by a season-high 17 points from Heidi Heintz, who scored six straight in the second half as the Aggies took their first lead of the game with five minutes to go.

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Marah Strickland came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points for South Carolina, hitting five three-pointers, while guard Ieasia Walker had 12 points. The Gamecocks dropped to 2-4 with the loss.

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Strickland\’s trey with 16:40 remaining gave South Carolina its biggest lead of the game, 40-24. However, UCD called a timeout and then responded with 14 straight points to climb back to within 40-38 with 12:12 to go. Blair Shinoda, Paige Mintun and Kasey Riecks each had three-pointers during the run as the Aggies — who shot 61 percent from the field after halftime — made six of seven shots.

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The Gamecocks rebuilt the lead to five points but a layup by Hannah Stephens a little later brought UCD to within 47-46 while Heintz\’s layup with 5:01 remaining gave the Aggies their first lead of the game, 48-47.

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“It was just a matter of not trying to get it all back at one time,” said Aggie coach Sandy Simpson. “I asked them to get more aggressive on defense and we did to a degree. We also wanted to be more determined rebounding and look to attack more on the offensive end.”

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Five straight points, including three from Samantha Meggison, gave UCD a 55-49 advantage at the two-minute mark, and afer a three-pointer from Strickland cut that lead in half, the Aggies sored the final six points for the nine-point win.

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The second half was in stark contrast to the first, which was dominated by South Carolina on the boards. UCD had just seven turnovers in the first 20 minutes — it had a season-low 10 for the game — while the Gamecocks had 13, but the Aggies were outrebounded 24-9 before intermission.

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The Gamecocks never trailed in the first half, using an early 10-2 run over a 4 1/2-minute span to turn a 2-2 tie into a 12-4 lead with 13:45 to play. Walker\’s eight points during that surge included a three-pointer. Vicky Deely, though, came in and nailed back-to-back treys for the Aggies, who climbed back to 14-12 near the midway point of the half.

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Leading 20-15 later in the half, South Carolina pushed its lead to double digits with an 8-0 run, getting a three-pointer from Strickland with 3:35 left for a 28-15 lead. The Gamecocks led 30-21 at the break.

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South Carolina built its lead with a strong effort on the boards, getting six offensive rebounds in its 24 overall. Walker had seven of them while Jewel May had seven. Meggison had five of UCD\’s nine total.

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Mintun had nine points for UC Davis in the game while guard Hana Asano had seven. The Aggies were 9 of 23 from beyond the arc and finished at 45 percent from the field overall.

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With the win, UCD has now posted victories this season over opponents from the SEC (South Carolina), Pac-10 (Washington State) and West Coast (Pepperdine, San Francisco) conferences, as well as the Ivy League (Yale).

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UC Davis will return to action with a 7 p.m. matchup Wednesday at The Pavilion against Saint Mary\’s. The Gaels are 3-3 after beating Wisconsin on Saturday, 56-50.

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SOUTH CAROLINA (2-4)

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STRICKLAND, Marah 7-13 0-0 19; WALKER, Ieasia 4-11 3-4 12; MAY, Jewel 1-3 4-4 6; BRUNER, Ashley 2-3 0-0 4; SUTTON, La\’Keisha 2-7 0-0 4; GRANT, Markeshia 1-8 0-0 3; STEPHENS, Charenee 1-1 0-0 2; WILSON, Ebony 1-2 0-0 2; SELLERS, Imani 0-0 0-0 0; BREWER, Kayla 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-48 7-8 52.

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UC DAVIS (5-1)

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Heintz, Heidi 7-9 3-6 17; Mintun, Paige 4-7 0-1 9; Asano, Hana 1-9 4-4 7; Juric, Lauren 2-4 0-0 6; Deely, Vicky 2-4 0-0 6; Stephens, Hannah 2-5 0-0 5; Meggison, Samantha 2-5 1-2 5; Riecks, Kasey 1-4 0-0 3; Shinoda, Blair 1-2 0-0 3; Salvatore, Brianna 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-49 8-13 61.

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Halftime – USC 30-21. 3-point goals–South Carolina 7-23 (STRICKLAND, Marah 5-11; WALKER, Ieasia 1-4; GRANT, Markeshia 1-7; SUTTON, La\’Keisha 0-1), UC Davis 9-23 (Deely, Vicky 2-3; Juric, Lauren 2-2; Mintun, Paige 1-1; Stephens, Hannah 1-2; Asano, Hana 1-7; Riecks, Kasey 1-2; Shinoda, Blair 1-2; Meggison, Samantha 0-3; Heintz, Heidi 0-1). Fouled out–South Carolina-WALKER, Ieasia, UC Davis-None. Rebounds–South Carolina 39 (MAY, Jewel 8), UC Davis 21 (Meggison, Samantha 7). Assists–South Carolina 11 (MAY, Jewel 4), UC Davis 12 (Juric, Lauren 3; Asano, Hana 3). Total fouls–South Carolina 17, UC Davis 14. Technical fouls–South Carolina-None, UC Davis-None. A-321.

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