Dec. 17, 2007
Davis, CA - The Gaels could not stop UC Davis on the offensive end, as the Aggies scored 51 points in the first half en route to a 98-91 win over the Gaels. Junior guard Jontelle Smith recorded a 26 point performance for Saint Mary's, knocking down a career-high seven three pointers. Smith shot 44.4 percent from the floor (8-of-18) from the field, and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from long range.
The Aggies opened the game with an 8-0 run, as Jessica Campbell scored back-to-back jumpers three-minutes into play. Lindsay Ellis would put the Gaels on the board, 8-2, but UC Davis would continue to push the Gaels, taking an 12-2 advantage.
Saint Mary's surged back to take a three point lead, 17-14, behind three Gael three-pointers and three fast-break lay-ups with 13:21 left to play in the first half. The Gaels continued their hot-streak, as Jontelle Smith scored five points, and Suzie Davis knocked down a three. With a ten point lead in hand at the 9:05 mark UC Davis responded with a 9-4 run. The Aggies continued to find the rim on the offensive end, taking back the lead at half time, 51-48.
At the half the Gaels were led by Louella Tomlinson with 10 points and Jontelle Smith with eight points. Jessica Campbell of UC Davis recorded 16 points in the first half, while Heather Bates added 14.
Smith caught fire in the second half for the Gaels, as she scored 18 of her 26 points. Smith hit five three-pointers in the second half, totaling seven in the game. The seven three-pointers marks a new career-high for the Pinole native, beating her previous best of five.
Louella Tomlinson posted 11 points, eight rebounds, and five blocks, while Lauren Shaughnessy added eight points and six assists. In the second half the Gaels shot 51.5 percent from the floor (17-of-33), but it was not enough as the Aggies defeated Saint Mary's 98-91.
The Gaels return to action Wednesday night, as they face the Utah Utes on December 19 at 7:00 PM MT.