Speitz’s late free throws lift USF women past UC Davis

DAVIS — Senior Paige Speitz made three free throws in the final seconds, including the tiebreaker with 19 ticks left, as the USF women's basketball team beat UC Davis 73-70 Tuesday.

The Dons scored the final five points of the game. Zhane Dikes made a jumper with 1 minute, 12 seconds left to tie it. Davis' Celia Marfone missed a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left before Speitz was fouled with 19 seconds to go. She missed the first try, but snapped the tie by sinking the second.

The Aggies' Alyson Doherty missed a layup and a jumper before Speitz grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 7 seconds remaining. She made both and Davis' Kelsey Harris missed a potential tying trey with 2 seconds left.

Junior Taylor Proctor led the Dons with 16 points, while sophomore Rachel Howard added 15, Dikes 13 and Spietz 12. Speitz also had a team-best seven rebounds.

USF continues its three-game road trip Sunday against Long Beach State. The Dons are off for a week before taking on Seattle.

College SportsUC DavisUniversity of San FranciscoUSF

Just Posted

Cabernet sauvignon grapes sat in a container after being crushed at Smith-Madrone Winery in St. Helena. (Courtesy Smith-Madrone Winery)
San Francisco’s ‘Champagne problems’ — Wine industry suffers supply chain woes

‘Everywhere you turn, things that were easy are no longer easy’

Glasses behind the bar at LUNA in the Mission District on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Glassware is just one of the many things restaurants have had trouble keeping in stock as supply chain problems ripple outward. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
SF restaurants face product shortages and skyrocketing costs

‘The supply chain crisis has impacted us in almost every way imaginable’

A Giants fans hangs his head in disbelief after the Dodgers won the NLDS in a controversial finish to a tight Game 5. (Chris Victorio/Special to The Examiner)
Giants dream season ends at the hands of the Dodgers, 2-1

A masterful game comes down to the bottom of the ninth, and San Francisco came up short

<strong>Workers with Urban Alchemy and the Downtown Streets Team clean at Seventh and Market streets on Oct. 12. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)</ins> </strong>
<ins></ins>
Why is it so hard to keep San Francisco’s streets clean?

Some blame bureaucracy, others say it’s the residents’ fault

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — seen in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday — touted Congressional Democrats’ infrastructure bill in San Francisco on Thursday. (Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times)
Pelosi touts infrastructure bill as it nears finish line

Climate change, social safety net among major priorities of Democrats’ 10-year funding measure

Most Read