UC Davis senior forward Sydnee Fipps finished with a game-high 13 points to move into fourth place on the school’s all-time scoring list, but a 17-4 run by host Arizona State midway through the first half broke open a tight game en route to a 72-51 Sun Devils victory Dec. 13 in Tempe, Ariz.
Fipps is a 2011 graduate of Yosemite High School where she holds eight basketball school records and lead the Badgers to a 39-1 league record during her four years on the varsity team..
The loss was the fourth in the last five games for the Big West conference Aggies, who fell to 4-6 overall. Arizona State, receiving votes in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls entering the week, improved to 7-1 overall, shooting 52% from the floor for the game.
ASU forced the Aggies into 19 turnovers, turning those into 31 points, and used 10 offensive rebounds to net 17 second-chance scores.
Fipps' big shot came with just under eight minutes to go in the game, draining a jumper from the free throw line for her final points of the night, enough to push her past Paige Mintun (2006-11) and into fourth place on the all-time list. She now has 1,384 career points to her name, hit 6-of-12 from the floor and added three rebounds and a pair of steals.
The Aggies return to the court on Dec. 22 for a match-up with nationally ranked Stanford at Maples Pavilion. The Monday game tips-off at 2 p.m.
- UC Davis