No. 25 California Edges Tigers

GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Keith Sanpei
GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Keith Sanpei

STOCKTON, Calif. - GeAnna Luaulu-Summers registered her second career triple-double and the third in program history against the No. 25 California Bears Sunday afternoon at the Alex G. Spanos Center. 

After back-to-back offensive boards and put backs from Anaya Brooklyn McDavid, a three-pointer from Ameela Li, and a fade away jumper from Chelsea Lidy, the Tigers were even with the Bears in their hot start, but the Bears were able to prevail over the home team 92-85.  

The Tigers fall to 4-5 overall heading into a week break before traveling to Seattle, while California moves to 7-2 on the season.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Tigers hit 50 percent of their shots in the first quarter and held the Bears to hit only 20 percent of their three's.
  • After the first 10 minutes of play, the Tigers had a strong second quarter going on a 7-0 run over just 1:44 minutes and forcing five Cal turnovers. Pacific turned those turnovers into eight points. 
  • In the first half, the lead changed six times and was tied five times as the Tigers headed into the locker room down by only six at the half. 
  • After four quarters, the Bears made only seven percent of their three-point attempts, while the Tigers shot 35 percent from downtown. 
  • Desire Finnie, the Berkeley native, came in clutch for the Tigers with a 100-free-throw percentage, registering 13 points, and hit one of the Tigers' seven three's. 
  • McDavid started her second career game against the Bears and paced the Tigers in total points with 13, shot 50 percent, and grabbed seven boards.
  • Pacific dropped 32 points in the fourth quarter, the most fourth quarter points they have scored all season.
  • The Tigers closed out the fourth going hitting 11 of their final 13 shots.
  • Five players recorded double digit scoring, the third time this season the Tigers have accomplished the task. 

Head Coach Bradley Davis' Take

We are coming off of a couple of games where we were flat.  I was really proud of their toughness coming back and coming out confident. I am proud of our fight and not just in a losing effort, but in an effort to win. We gave ourselves a chance. 

Brooklyn, Savannah, and Jenelle are getting battle tested really quickly, and we are going to need that going into conference with the size that Gonzaga, St. Mary's and BYU have. We need the experience they are getting now and I am really proud at how they are getting after it.

Things You Need To Know

  • OFF THE BENCH: Lidy came off the bench scoring 17 points going 7-10 from the field and 3-3 at the charity stripe in 19 minutes of action. 
  • MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: Pacific forced 20 California turnovers, the most since their battle with Connecticut on November 17th when they recorded 29 turnovers.
  • LET'S GET IT STARTED: Four of the five Pacific starters finished the game scoring double figures: McDavid - 13, Luaulu-Summers - 18, Li - 14, Finnie - 13. Jenelle Grant finished with nine points.
  • TRIPLE DIGIT SUMMERS DAY: Luaulu-Summers completed the third triple-double in program history against the Bears dropping a team leading 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. This is her second career triple-double as the senior holds two of the three in program history. With her 18 points, she is only 13 points away from 1,000 career points as the Tigers take off for Seattle in one week.

Next Up
The Orange and Black take to the road in one week heading north to Seattle to duel with the Redhawks on Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. The contest will be streamed live via the WAC Digital Network free of charge and found on PacificTigers.com. Audio for the game will be provided free of charge with the voice of Pacific women's basketball, Don Gubbins, which can also be found on PacificTigers.com.

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