Davis, CA—The UC Riverside Women’s Basketball Team (4-13, 1-2) fell to UC Davis (13-3, 3-0) 74-63 in the Highlanders’ Big West road opener on Thursday night. Senior guard Michelle Curry finished just two points shy of a career-high with 25 points (9-17 FG) to lead UCR.KEY RUNS
A strong start for the Highlanders saw them take a 12-2 lead midway through the first quarter, as they held the home side to just 16.7 percent (3-18 FG) shooting in the opening period. However, UC Davis would answer back with a 25-10 run, eventually taking a 29-26 lead into halftime.A 19-5 Davis run in the third helped give the home side its largest lead of the game, 52-35. After starting the game 1-of-10 from three-point range, the Aggies would connect on seven of their next nine triples to take control of the contest.The Highlanders would keep things close into the fourth, going on separate 7-0 and 8-0 runs to come within five points at 61-56 with less than five minutes to go, but it was too little, too late.GAME NOTES
Michelle Curry filled up the stat sheet once again, adding 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals alongside her game-high 25 points (7-10 FT).Lauren Holt scored 13 points (6-13 FG) to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 10 consecutive games. The San Jose, California native also tied a season-high by grabbing 6 rebounds.In her second start of the season, freshman guard Tianna Eaton tied a career-high with 7 points.The Highlanders will return home this Saturday to face Cal State Fullerton at 2:00 p.m.