STOCKTON, Calif. - The frantic start of the West Coast Conference season continues as the Pacific women's basketball team concludes a four-games in eight-days stretch against Loyola Marymount (Thursday, 7 pm) and Pepperdine (Saturday, 2 pm) at home.
The Tigers sit at 10-3 overall, and lead the WCC at 2-0 after season-opening wins on the road at San Francisco, 92-54, and Santa Clara, 61-59.
Kendall Kenyon led the Tigers in the opening week, with 21.0 PPG and 11.5 RPG to go with 10 total blocks to earn WCC Player of the Week honors on Tuesday. She connected on 57 percent from the field (16-of-28) and 10-of-13 from the free throw line in wins over USF and Santa Clara. It was the third time in her career Kenyon has been named the WCC Player of the Week. She also earned the honor three times in the Big West.
Pacific has won four in a row at home, with wins over Montana (Nov. 21), Iona (Nov. 23), Cal Maritime (Dec. 12) and Utah State (Dec. 16).
Loyola Marymount enters at 2-10 overall and 0-1 in WCC play. The Lions posted wins over UAB and Bowling Green, but have dropped their last seven. LMU fell 98-91 in overtime to Pepperdine in the conference opener on Monday.
The Lions and Tigers' rivalry is in its infancy as the two teams have met just three times, and once prior to last season. The Tigers took a 76-66 win in Stockton in 1986, before last season's split. The Tigers lost 90-84 at home before posting a 102-95 win in Los Angeles.
Pepperdine is 6-6 overall and 1-0 in WCC action. The Waves closed non-conference play with a loss to Albany before their overtime win over LMU in the WCC opener.
Pacific is 2-3 all-time against Pepperdine, but swept the season series last year with a 75-64 win at home on Jan. 18 and a 91-67 win in Malibu on Feb. 13.
Women's Hoops Returns Home Thursday Vs LMU
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Dec 30, 2014