Tigers Produce Record-Breaking Performance, 123-59

Ameela Li - Photo by Keith Sanpei
Ameela Li - Photo by Keith Sanpei

STOCKTON, Calif. - The 2017-18 Pacific women's basketball team moved into the record books Wednesday evening as they rolled over the UC Merced Bobcats 123-59 at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

With the win, Pacific improves to 2-0 to start the season, while the Bobcats remain at 3-3 overall.

The Tigers forced 18 turnovers and capitalized on the Bobcat errors turning them into 34 points. Pacific also racked up 60 bench points, 47 rebounds, and led the Bobcats for over 38 minutes of play. Pacific blocked seven shots on the evening and took the ball away from UC Merced 12 times.

In Case You Missed It
    •    The Tigers broke a plethora of records in the win as they start off the season 2-0 resulting in seven wins in their last 12 home games.
    •    Chelsea Lidy ties the program's individual field goal percentage record shooing 100% from the field.
    •    The Orange and Black broke the 1984 record of team field goals made with 54 made shots. The previous was 45 field goals made against Sonoma State.
    •    With the successful 54 buckets, the Tigers also shattered the previous team field goal percentage of 63.4% and shot 71.1% against the Bobcats.
    •    The team assists record was also broken as the Tigers racked up 37 assists breaking the 2011and 1990 record of 34.
    •    The team's previous points record, which was also set against the Bobcats from last season, was also crushed as the team put up 123 points.
    •    The squad also demolished their team points by the half record when they were up 63-35 after the first 20 minutes.
    •    With the final score of 123-59, Pacific won by a margin of 64 points, which is good for third all-time in the program's rich history.
    •    Seven Tigers scored in double digits, tying the program record previously set in 2012 against Bakersfield. Savannah Sumsion (14), GeAnna Luaulu-Summers (17), Ameela Li (15), Desire Finnie (13), Chelsea Lidy (24), Anaya Brooklyn McDavid (15), Jessica Blakeslee (12).

Head Coach Bradley Davis' Take
"We knew they shoot the ball well and we had to come in with as many possessions as we are going to give a team and with how fast we want to play, we still had to defend the three-point line and we did a decent job of that tonight. This team shares the ball well and I think it is a testament at how well they are off the floor. They have a good rapport and it translates on the floor."

Things You Need To Know
    •    Lidy Lights It Up: Lidy surpasses her career high in points with 24 in only 15 minutes of play. In 2016-17 she averaged 11 points in her last nine games of the season.
    •    Double or Nothing: Li recorded her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 assists. She was also 7-9 from the floor and 1-2 from downtown.
    •    Keep Assuming: Sumsion, in just her second collegiate game, nearly recorded a double-double as she put up 14 points for a career high and grabbed eight boards.
    •    Davis on Deck: The rivalry continues with UC Davis with the series at 13-14 in favor of the Aggies. In their seven meetings, the Tigers have the advantage between the two, 5-2.

The Tigers remain at home as they host UC Davis on Monday November, 20 at 7 p.m. The matchup will feature a live stream and live stats free of charge via PacificTigers.com and TheW.tv.