Sunday, November 23, 2014

Aggie women start 4-game homestand Saturday at 11 a.m.

UC Davis opens a four-game women’s basketball homestand Saturday when St. Mary’s is at The Pavilion for an 11 a.m. contest. The Gaels are coming off of a season-opening 82-72 loss to Boston College on Sunday, while the Aggies have split two games — losing to No. 1 Connecticut and beating Sacramento State on the […]

Youth roundup: Diamonds shine at Level 4 state meet

The nine Davis Diamonds gymnasts who earned their way to last weekend’s Junior Olympic Level 4 State Championships each performed well at the Feather River Recreation Center in Oroville. Leading the way for the locals were Haylee Aquino, who won both a silver and a bronze, and a pair of bronze medalists in Bethany McElhern and Alexandra […]

Sports briefs: UCD’s Squyres secures her fourth weekly net award

UC Davis outside hitter Kaylin Squyres earned her fourth Big West Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award on Monday, remaining the only player in the league to have been honored more than once. Squyers, a junior, previously claimed the award on Oct. 6 and 20 and again on Nov. 3. This fourth award also represents an […]

DHS girls will get a shot at their 12th water polo title

LODI — Too bad the Sacramento Kings weren’t watching the Davis High girls play water polo Thursday. They could have learned from the Blue Devils’ style … There was a give-and-go, a rebound goal, fast breaks galore, a layup and a free throw (well, kinda) as DHS stopped Del Oro, 12-7, at Tokay High. The […]

Wire sports briefs: Nowitzki sets record as Mavs beat Kings

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki became the highest-scoring NBA player born outside the U.S. and the Dallas Mavericks rallied from 24 points down to beat the Sacramento Kings, 106-98, on Tuesday night. The Kings looked poised to win a regular-season game in Dallas for the first time since Feb. 27, 2003. Instead, Sacramento dropped its second straight […]

Aggressive Aggies are home for 4 straight volleyball matches

After last weekend’s sweep at UC Riverside, the UC Davis women’s volleyball team this week starts a string of four important Big West home matches. The Aggies (13-11, 8-3) entertain Cal State Fullerton (7-17, 1-10) on Thursday at 7 p.m., before wading into deep water on Saturday against UC Irvine (2 p.m.), No. 20 Long Beach State on Nov. 20 […]

UCD men ready to take healthy Big West jump

Will this season be the giant leap forward that UC Davis men’s basketball fans have been waiting more than a decade for? It was all the way back in Division II days that the Aggies last had a winning season (18-9 in 2003-04). Coach Jim Les — whose three-year UCD record is a don’t-tell-mom 28-65 — […]

Kings crush Nuggets to get to 4-1

SACRAMENTO — DeMarcus Cousins had 30 points and 11 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 29 and the Sacramento Kings beat the Denver Nuggets, 131-109, on Wednesday night to extend their best start in more than a decade. Darren Collison added 10 points and eight assists, and Carl Landry had 18 points off the bench to help […]

Sports briefs: Devil volleyballers get a home playoff match

Following a third-place finish in the rugged Delta League, the Davis High girls volleyball team earned a No. 6 seed in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I Tournament and a first-round home match against River City on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils finished 11-3 in league play and will host a Raiders squad that went 10-2 […]

Sports briefs: Squyres earns her third Big West weekly award

UC Davis outside hitter Kaylin Squyres captured her third Big West Conference Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week award of the season, according to a Monday announcement. The junior from Rocklin led the Aggies to a pair of wins over the weekend, moving them into third place in the league standings. She posted 24 kills, .286 hitting, […]

Sacramento holds of Nuggets in Denver to go to 3-1

DENVER — Darren Collison scored 21 points, including three free throws in the final 16.2 seconds, and the Sacramento Kings held off the Denver Nuggets 110-105 on Monday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and Reggie Evans grabbed 14 rebounds as the Kings started the season 3-1 for the first time since 2010-11. Sacramento showed […]