Sports in Brief: Rugby Defeats UC Davis 52-15



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The Cal rugby team won its fourth straight game Saturday, triumphing over UC Davis 52-15.

After cruising through their first three contests, the Bears faced a much more physical opponent in the Aggies.

Cal (4-0) jumped out to an early lead on a try from scrumhalf Joel DiGiorgio and a Dave Guest kick.

The Aggies took their only lead against the Bears 14 minutes into the game following a try and penalty kick to make the score 8-7. Davis had two breakaway chances to extend its lead, but was unsuccessful on both.

The Bears would regain the lead in the 29th minute following a try by Alexander Houser. Senior Kort Schubert closed the scoring in the first half with a try of his own in the 40th minute.

After another Bears try early in the second half, the Aggies countered with a try of their own in the 53rd. After cutting the lead to 24-15, Davis would be shutout the rest of the way.

Cal scored the next 28 points of the contest and eight different players scored a try for the Bears.

"The scoreline flattered us today," Bears coach Jack Clark said. "UC Davis was impressive. They were a committed team and owned the run of play for much of the afternoon. Full credit to them."

Cal now heads to Albuquerque, N.M., for two games this weekend. The Bears face New Mexico Saturday at noon and New Mexico State Sunday at noon.

Tamir Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

After a career-high 39-point performance against then-No. 13 Oregon Saturday, Cal forward Amit Tamir was named the Pac-10 men's basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 5-10.

Tamir averaged 26.5 points and four rebounds per game against the Oregon schools last week.

The freshman's 39 points against the Ducks ranks fifth on the all-time Cal list for points in a game.

Tamir finished the week shooting 71.4 percent from the floor (20-for-28) and 6-for-7 from behind the three-point arc.

Lampley Receives Another Honor

Former Cal men's basketball forward Sean Lampley was named the 2001 Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year by the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced yesterday.

Last season's Pac-10 Player of the Year, Lampley averaged 19.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game his senior season. He will be honored at a banquet March 14 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco.

Women's Gym Not Competitive

The Cal women's gymnastics team extended its losing streak to three, falling to Arizona 194.725-138.825 in Tucson last Friday.

The Bears (3-3, 1-3 in the Pac-10) were swept by the Wildcats (7-2, 2-1) in every event. The highest any Cal athlete finished was fifth-sophomore Stephanie Kim (beam, 9.475) and freshman Miho Maeda (bars, 9.575) shared that honor.

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