DAVIS, Calif. —
Two days after filling up the scoresheet to the tune of a school single-game record 40 points, senior biomedical engineering major Morgan Bertsch
capped off a high-scoring weekend with a game-high 28 points, leading a group of nine UC Davis players in the scoring column that lifted the Aggies to a 76-59 victory over SeattleU on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion.
Shooting 47 percent from the field for the game, including a 57 percent clip in the second half, UC Davis improved to 5-5 overall on the year, posting back-to-back wins for the second time this season.
Led by a team-high 16 points inside from Joana Alves, the Redhawks remained winless on the year, falling to 0-10 overall with their 11th consecutive loss dating back to last year.
Bertsch finished 9-of-15 from the floor and 9-of-10 from the line in just 25 minutes, adding five rebounds, a pair of blocks, and three steals. Sophomore cell biology major Cierra Hall
grabbed a game-high six rebounds to supplement an all-around solid performance, finishing with seven points and four assists, while senior psychology major Kourtney Eaton
finished with nine points and a game-high five assists.
The Aggies led wire-to-wire for the second straight contest, using a 7-0 run midway through the first quarter to break open a one-point contest, and an 11-0 second quarter burst to go up by 14 with 4:15 to play en route to a 16-point halftime advantage.
UC Davis, which outscored the Redhawks by a 46-24 count in the paint and turned 28 opponent turnovers into 26 points, led by as many as 28 points with just over five minutes to play in the contest before SeattleU closed the game on a 13-2 run over the final two-plus minutes to close the gap.
After taking a break for final exams this week, the Aggies return to the road on Saturday (Dec. 15), taking on San Francisco at War Memorial Gym. Tip off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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Providing a small-town community feel while providing a world-class academic experience, UC Davis is home to more than 37,000 students and centrally located between San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and the Napa Valley. The No. 5-ranked public university in the nation according to the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, and among the top 10 public universities nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report, UC Davis offers nearly 100 graduate programs and more than 100 academic majors across four colleges and six professional schools, ranking among the world and nation's best in numerous disciplines, including veterinary science, agriculture, and plant and animal programs.
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