Tigers Fall Short at Portland

Ameela Li - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Ameela Li - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

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PORTLAND, Oregon - Ameela Li paced the Tigers with 18 points and was perfect from the charity stripe, but the Tigers had an off afternoon in Portland, falling 89-67. GeAnna Luaulu-Summers picked up 10 points and eight boards for a near double-double, while Jenelle Grant collected 10 points and grabbed six rebounds in the loss.

With the upset, the Tigers fall to 12-13 overall and 6-8 in the West Coast Conference, while the Pilots pick up their second conference win and move to 6-19 overall.

In Case You Missed It

  • Tigers quickly got out in front after Li and Jessica Blakeslee hit back-to-back threes in under one minute.
  • In the first three minutes of the contest, the Tigers forced three Pilot turnovers. Portland finished with 19 total turnovers.
  • In the second, the Tigers fell behind 30-17, but with three straight buckets from Isabel Newman, Savannah Sumsion, and Luaulu-Summers, Pacific began to narrow the Pilot lead.
  • The Pilot turnovers continued in the second quarter, as Pacific forced three in a span of two minutes.
  • The first half ended with a scoring drought from the Pilots allowing the Tigers to go on a 7-0 run heading into halftime down one, 38-37.
  • Pacific struggled in the third quarter putting up 13 points to Portland's 27.
  • Portland averages a 39 percent field-goal percentage this season and shot 51 percent from the field against the Tigers sinking 31 of 61 shots.

Things You Need To Know

  • JUST ONE: Finnie, playing for only 12 minutes, is only one point away from becoming the 23rd player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.
  • OFFENSIVE ON THE BOARDS: At halftime, the Tigers held the advantage in offensive rebounds, 10-5. To finish the battle, Pacific finished on top 19-14. Grant paced the team with four offensive boards.
  • TURNOVERS FOR SALE: In both games with the Pilots this season, the Tigers forced a total of 49 Pilot turnovers, 30 in the first meeting and 19 Saturday afternoon.

Next Up
The Orange and Black have a split weekend ahead leading off by hosting San Diego on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. followed by a road matchup with Santa Clara on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Both contest will feature a free live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and audio from Don Gubbins, the voice of Pacific women's basketball. Links can be found on the Pacific women's basketball schedule page.

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