Fipps scores 19 against Utah Valley

UC Davis senior Sydnee Fipps (Yosemite High 2011) shared game-high honors with a team-high 19 points while junior Alyson Doherty added her second double-double of the season, helping lift the host Aggies to a 59-49 victory over Utah Valley on Nov. 26.

UC Davis evened its mark at 2-2 overall on the season, using a 12-0 second-half run to finally pull away after the Wolverines.

Fipps hit 7-of-12 from the floor in 27 minutes of play as her total moved her past former Aggie great Aimee Conner (1989-93) and into fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,278 points. Paige Mintun (2006-11) is next on the list with 1,382 career points.

Leading by 11 at the break, UC Davis exploded for a brief 6-0 run that pushed its lead to 15 points at 43-28 with just over six minutes gone in the period. However, Utah Valley, which was 0-for-10 from the field at one point in the second half, found its touch, answering with a 7-0 burst of its own - a run that grew to 15-4 over a six-minute span - cutting the Aggies' advantage down to its lowest point since the start of the game at 47-43 with 7:25 to go.

Fipps stopped the bleeding with her third three-pointer of the night, sophomore Taylor McGuire followed with another from long distance, and UC Davis scored the next 12 points of the contest to put the game away.

- UC Davis sports information office