Women's Hoops Posts Record-Setting Win Over UC Merced, 111-50

Women's Hoops Posts Record-Setting Win Over UC Merced, 111-50

Stockton, Calif. - GeAnna Luaulu-Summers recorded the second triple-double in program history as the Pacific women's basketball team rolled over UC Merced, 111-50. Pacific set a program record with 111 points.  

Six players scored in double-figures for the Tigers, led by Luaulu-Summers with 17 points.  Tylah King added a career-high 15 points, while Chelsea Lidy and Callie Owens each scored a career-high 14 points. Emily Simons chipped in 13 points, while Eli Lopez Sagrera added 10.

Ameela Li scored six points and added eight assists as the Tigers handed out 29 helpers for the game.

Pacific shot 59.7 percent from the field for the game, (40-of-67), tied for ninth-best in program history.  From the free throw line, the Tigers hit 20-of-21 (95.2 percent), the highest percentage in a game by Pacific with over 20 attempts.

Luaulu-Summers handed out 11 assists with 11 rebounds and also recorded seven steals. The triple-double was the second by a Tiger in program history, as Tine Freil scored 15 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists at BYU, on Dec. 19, 1992.

The Tigers forced 29 turnovers and held a 50-16 advantage in points off turnovers. The Tigers bench also scored 83 points, a program record.

UC Merced opened with a 6-1 lead before Pacific unleashed a 22-0 run over 4:19. Pacific hit 5-of-5 in the run, led by 12 points off the bench from Lidy. Pacific forced 12 turnovers in the first quarter, leading to 21 points, including eight on the fast break. Luaulu-Summers' hit a three, while Lidy drove for a pair of lay-ups and got to the line for five free throws. The Tigers hit 14-of-14 from the line in the first quarter for a 31-10 after one period.

Emily Simons finished inside and Callie Owens added a three-pointer and a Tylah King drained back-to-back threes to stretch Pacific's lead to 42-16. Najah Queenland added a lay-up, and Jenelle Grant's free throw gave the Tigers a 33-point lead at 54-21. Callie Owens added a three-pointer before the half for a 57-22 lead at the break.

The Tigers shot 59 percent in the first half (16-of-27) while holding UC Merced to 30 percent (7-of-23). Pacific forced 17 turnovers and turned them into 29 points. Luaulu-Summers recorded five steals in the first half.

The lead kept growing in the third quarter, as a Simons lay-up provided a 40-point cushion at 72-32, part of a 14-2 run in which the lead swelled to 48. The Tigers led 82-37 after three quarters as the Bobcats hit a three on their final possession of the period.

Owens hit a pair of free throws for a 90-40 lead, and Unique Coleman added a lay-up with 4:02 to go for a 96-46 margin. Pacific used its bench through most of the fourth quarter, but gave Luaulu-Summers the chance for her triple-double. Her tenth assist came on a jumper by Jessica Blakeslee, but her pass to set up King's three-pointer with 3:11 to go drew a reaction from her teammates as they knew she had locked it up, and also put Pacific over the 100 point mark at 101-46.

With the shot clock dwindling, Lopez Sagrera hit a jumper for the final margin of 111-50.  The jumper put the Tigers over the previous school record for points in game, which was a 110-43 win over Sonoma State on Nov. 30, 1984.    

Pacific will hit the road for Friday's game at San Jose State before returning to the Alex G. Spanos Center on Monday, Nov. 21, against UC Davis.