Women's Hoops Rolls Over William Jessup, 103-65

Jessica Blakeslee (photo by Meghan Laurel Photography)
Jessica Blakeslee (photo by Meghan Laurel Photography)

STOCKTON, Calif. - The Pacific women's basketball wrapped non-conference play with a 103-65 blowout win over William Jessup Wednesday afternoon at the Alex G. Spanos Center. Five Tigers hit double figures with nine Pacific players scoring eight or more points.

Jessica Blakeslee posted a career-high 14 points to lead the Tigers while GeAnna Luaulu-Summers and Chelsea Lidy each added 12. Desire Finnie chipped in 11, with Jenelle Grant adding a career-high 11 points. Mauriana Clayton and Tylah King each scored nine points, with Callie Owens and Emily Simons adding eight each.

Pacific connected on 50 percent from three-point range, 14-of-28, and forced 26 turnovers leading to 41 points.

Luaulu-Summers added eight assists while Ameela Li handed out seven as Pacific racked up 23 assists on 32 field goals made.

Pacific's 103 points scored and 66 bench points were each the second-highest output of the season, behind 83 bench points in a 111-50 win over UC Merced on Nov. 13.

Finnie opened the scoring for Pacific after an early bucket from the Warriors. Finnie and Lidy each added lay-ups and Blakeslee drained a three for a 12-6 Pacific lead. Luaulu-Summers  and Callie Owens each added three-pointers as the Tigers stretched the lead to 20-9. Blakeslee chipped in a three, while Grant and Clayton each added buckets in the paint before the end of the first, as the Tigers led 27-11 after one quarter. Pacific closed the quarter on a 15-0 run over the final 4:49.

In the second, Coleman hit a three from the corner, and after lay-ups from Finnie and Grant the Tigers led 41-12. Leilua Iosia led a 10-4 run by William Jessup as the Warriors closed within 47-26. After four free throws by the Tigers, Mia Gliatta hit a buzzer-beater to bring the Warriors within 20 at 52-32 at the half.

Pacific shot 42 percent in the first half, forced 16 turnovers and turned them into 27 points. The Tigers also hit 7-of-15 from three-point range (47 percent). Pacific handed out 13 assets on 14 field goals.

In the third, a three-pointer by Lidy put the Tigers up 26, at 62-36. Blakeslee's fourth three of the game gave her a new career-high in points, while Clayton's steal and run-out gave the Tigers a 74-45 advantage. Grant added a lay-up for a new career-high as Pacific led 76-46 after the third.

King hit a three three-pointers in the fourth and Grant hit a three-pointer as the Tigers settled on the final margin of 103-65.

Coleman, Eli Lopez Sagrra and Najah Queenland each added three points, giving the Tigers 12 players scoring in the contest for the third time this season.

Pacific improves to 4-6 this season and will open West Coast Conference play Dec. 29 and 31 at Portland and Gonzaga.  William Jessup, an NAIA school from Rockin, California, remains at 6-3 on the season, as NAIA rules allow the Warriors to count the game as an exhibition.