Home Stand Continues for Women’s Hoops

Chelsea Lidy - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Chelsea Lidy - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball team continues their six-game home stand and will play host to UC Davis Monday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in the Alex G. Spanos Center. The Tigers will look to start the season 3-0 for the first time since the 2012-13 season.

After two games Pacific currently sits atop the West Coast Conference in assists (51), assists per game (25.5), field-goal percentage (56.7), free-throw percentage, (74.1) scoring margin, scoring offense (102 ppg), and turnovers forced (20).  Nationally, the Tigers rank in the top 10 in assist turnover ratio (1.96), assists per game, field-goal percentage and scoring offense.

What You Need To Know
  • LIKE A BROKEN RECORD: Pacific is coming off a record-breaking start to the season with wins over Cal State Fullerton and UC Merced. The team broke program records for: field goals made (54), field goal percentage (71.1%), assists (37), points in a game (123), and points scored in one half (63).

  • THIRD YEAR IS A CHARM: In the two wins,junior  Chelsea Lidy paces the Tigers with 34 points and a 78-percent field goal percentage, including a perfect 10-10 from the floor against the Bobcats. Her 14-18 from the floor ranks her first in the WCC and ninth in the nation. With her performance Wednesday evening, Lidy tied the program's individual record for field goal percentage (100%). Junior Ameela Li registered 21 points, eight rebounds, and 16 assists in the first two games of the season and posted her first career double-double in the win over UC Merced. In the WCC Li ranks first in assists (16) and assists per game (8) and ranks 12th in the nation in assists per game.

  • McDOUBLE….ALMOST: Newcomer, Anaya Brooklyn McDavid came close to a pair of double-doubles in her first two collegiate games. Against Fullerton, she dropped 17 points and grabbed nine boards in 23 minutes. Against Merced, she posted another double-digit evening with 15 points and snagged eight rebounds, and shot 70% (7-10). Over two games she is shooting 68.2 percent and has five blocks, which ranks her first in the WCC in blocked shots (5) and blocked shots per game (2.5).

  • LUCKY NUMBER 7: Against Merced, seven Tigers scored in double digits, tying the program record previously set in 2012 against Bakersfield. Savannah Sumsion (14), GeAnna Luaulu-Summers (17), Li (15), Desire Finnie (13), Lidy (24), Anaya Brooklyn McDavid (15), Jessica Blakeslee (12). Pacific also broke five program records: team field goals made (54), team field goal percentage (71.1%), team assists (37), points scored (123), points by half (63).

Inside the Series
With the all-time record between the two at 13-14 in favor of the Aggies, the Tigers look to even the series Monday night. UC Davis also sits at 2-0 with a scheduled matchup Friday night against Portland State after previously defeating Washington State and Pepperdine.

In last season's contest with the Aggies, the Tigers owned a 30-26 edge in rebounding and a 38-34 advantage in points in the paint against the Aggies, but the neighbors to the north prevailed over the Tigers, 95-87. Lidy posted a then-career-high 23 points, in which she broke on Wednesday's match over UC Merced with 24 points.

Follow the Tigers
Monday's contest will air for free on TheW.tv, the West Coast Conference digital network.

For more information about the Pacific women's basketball team, be sure to follow @Pacific_Hoops on Twitter and @pacificwbb on Instagram.

Pacific women's basketball fans can follow all of the action as if they were in the front row of every game, providing access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play.