Pacific Falls To Fresno State

Savannah Sumsion - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Savannah Sumsion - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

STOCKTON, Calif. - Behind a near double-double from Jenelle Grant and a career-high performance from Savannah Sumsion, the Tigers dropped the Thursday showdown, 81-70 to the Fresno State Bulldogs at the Save Mart Center. 

The Tigers are now even at 4-4 overall heading into the battle with California, while Fresno State moves to 3-5 on the season.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Tigers were hot to start the game and held a 40-26 field-goal percentage after the first quarter.
  • Newcomer Sumsion after just one half grabbed seven boards and was able to acquire two more in the second finishing with a new career-high nine rebounds in seventeen minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, the Tigers shot 47 percent from the floor and kept the Bulldogs to 36 percent.
  • The Tigers were aggressive under the net snagging 41 rebounds, with 13 of those rebounds coming on offense.
  • Pacific held the advantage over Fresno State in points in the paint (42-24), fast break points (16-6), and field-goal percentage (42-41).
  • In her first career start, Anaya Brooklyn McDavid was 50 percent from the floor with nine points and 3-4 at the charity stripe.
  • Ameela Li extends her streak in double digits to seven games as she registered 11 points going 4-9 from the field.
  • GeAnna Luaulu-Summers paced the Tigers once again in points as she shot 64 percent and dropped 19 points in 30 minutes of play.
  • The Black and Orange outscored Fresno State 24-13 in the final quarter and kept them to a 26 percent field-goal percentage.

Things You Need To Know

  • PLAYER OF THE GAME: With a near double-double, Grant earns the player of the game with 11 points and eight boards in 30 minutes of play. 
  • GEANNA NEARS 1,000: After tonight's 19 points, Luaulu-Summers is 31 points away from reaching 1,000 career points entering the duel with California.
  • OWNING THE FOURTH: With the Tigers scoring the most points in the fourth quarter each game, they also outscore their opponents 180-137 in the fourth quarter this year.

Next Up
The Tigers are back home on Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. to battle with No. 25 California. The first 500 fans will receive a free Beat Cal t-shirt.  The contest will be available via free of charge and found on

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