Bears Push Past Tigers

Jessica Blakeslee - Photo by Keith Sanpei
Jessica Blakeslee - Photo by Keith Sanpei

STOCKTON, Calif. - Even with four Tigers scoring in double digits and Jessica Blakeslee grabbing 11 boards, the Tigers fell to the Brown Bears 74-57 Saturday afternoon in the final game of the Tiger Turkey Tip-Off at the Alex G. Spanos Center.

The loss drops the Tigers to 3-2 overall, while Brown improves to 4-1.

In Case You Missed It

  • Despite a slow start from the Tigers, Ameela Li posted 10 points including a buzzer beater at halftime to bring the Tigers within eight points heading into the break. The junior finished with a 50 FG% with a pair of steals and 2-3 from behind the arc.
  • The Tigers held the advantage in rebounds with 46 and exploded with offensive rebounds with 19. Pacific's bench also outscored the Bears bench 22-11, steals 11-9 and assists 11-10.
  • Pacific held Brown to 16 points in the 4th quarter keeping them scoreless for over five minutes.
  • Four Tigers finished in double digits with GeAnna Luaulu-Summers pacing the squad with 11 points while Desire Finnie, Ameela Li, Anaya Brooklyn McDavid each tallied 10 points.
  • Brown committed 19 turnovers allowing Pacific to turn the Bears mistakes into 21 points. 

Head Coach Bradley Davis' Take
We had a lot of missed opportunities today. We were rebounding with a bigger intensity than in the past. We didn't convert on a lot in the first half, but we did a better job of converting on second chances in the second half, but we can't miss that many shots moving forward.  Now we look forward to Lamar, we know they are a good team and are very athletic. They had 20 wins last year and we are going to come ready to play.

Things You Need To Know

  • PACIFIC PILES ON POINTS: Pacific is averaging 85.0 points per game, which leads the West Coast Conference and is good enough for being top 25 nationally.
  • BOARDING BLAKESLEE: Jessica Blakeslee recorded a career high 11 rebounds racking up eight defensive and three offensive boards.
  • TEAM LEADERS: Five Tigers are averaging double digit points per game with Luaulu-Summers leading the team with 15.2 points per game followed by McDavid (11.8), Finnie (11.2), Li (11.0), and Chelsea Lidy (10.0). Four players are also averaging over 50 FG%: McDavid (60.5), Lidy (55.6), Li (50.0) and Finnie (50.0). 

Next Up:
The Tigers get a four day break before they host the Lamar Cardinals on Thursday, November 30 at 7:05 p.m. PST at the Alex G. Spanos Center to cap off their six homestand. Live stats are available for the contest and a free live stream is available for free via TheW.tv.

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