Jan. 27, 2007
FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton junior Dayana Frias scored a career-high 18 points while leading two other Titans in double figures as they defeated host UC Davis, 60-51, on Saturday night in a non-conference women's basketball contest in Davis, Calif.
Fullerton improved to 10-11 overall on the season as the Titans, who won 11 games in all of last season, won their third consecutive game. The Aggies fell to 9-12 overall on the year.
The winning streak is the longest for Cal State Fullerton since it won three-straight at the start of February in 2006.
Frias was 6-of-15 from the floor for the game, including five three-pointers, in 32 minutes. Her previous career high was 16 points set at Colorado last season.
She was joined in double figures by sophomore Toni Thomas, who added 15 points and eight rebounds for her 10th consecutive double-digit scoring performance.
Senior Charlee Underwood tallied her second-straight double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds and extended her own scoring streak to eight consecutive games.
Fullerton shot 41 percent from the floor for the game while holding UC Davis to just 34 percent for the contest - including just 25 percent in the first half en route to a 28-18 halftime lead.
The Titans trailed by three in the early parts of the period before exploding for a 16-3 run featuring a barrage of four three-pointers to build a 10-point advantage at 18-8 with 9:42 remaining.
After trading baskets over the course of the next five minutes, senior India McDaniel's three-pointer gave the Titans their largest lead of the half en route to their 10-point advantage at the break.
A 9-1 run to open the second half by the Aggies brought them to within two points with 15:48 remaining and they rallied to tie the game at 32-32 a minute and a half later.
With the score tied at 37, the Titans used a 10-5 run to go up by five and Fullerton hit 6-of-8 from the free throw line in the final two minutes to seal the win.
UC Davis was led offensively was Heather Bates' 13 points and six rebounds and was joined in double figures by Anna Harp and Lindsey Jones, who tallied 10 points apiece.
Cal State Fullerton returns to the floor next Saturday (Feb. 3) at 2 p.m. as the Titans host UC Riverside at Titan Gym in their lone game of the week.