Tigers Tamed at LMU

Tigers Tamed at LMU

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Behind Jessica Blakeslee's four three-pointers and Chelsea Lidy's 17 points, the Tigers fell to the Loyola Marymount Lions, 75-60 Saturday afternoon at the Gersten Pavilion.

LMU improves to 10-3 over all and 2-0 in the West Coast Conference while the Tigers drop to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in WCC play.

In Case You Missed It

  • After both teams started off 0-3 from the field, the Tigers made four of their next five baskets to get ahead 9-3 on the Lions.
  • Jenelle Grant controlled the boards with six rebounds in the first quarter. She finished with 11 boards leading the Tigers with 111 (8.5 per game). This marks the fifth time this season Grant collected ten or more rebounds.
  • Lidy started the Tigers off going 3-3 from the floor in the first five minutes. At halftime, she had 11 points and finished with 17. She also grabbed a career-tying six rebounds and went 7-8 from the charity stripe.
  • The Tigers were in foul trouble early in the first half as the Lions had 15 free throws to the Tigers four.
  • To start the third, the Tigers held the Lions scoreless for over three minutes of play.
  • Pacific fought back in the fourth to get within nine after Jessica Blakeslee hit her third three of the game and Li sank a pair of free throws.
  • The Tigers went on a 6-0 run early in the fourth to close in on the 60-53 Lion lead, but that was the last time Pacific would threaten.

Things You Need To Know

  • STAT OF THE GAME: The Tigers were able to draw fouls in the second half and sank 83 percent of their free throws (15-18) tying their season high.
  • FEARLESS-LI: Ameela Li proved to be a workhorse for the Tigers playing all but two minutes against the Lions. This season she is averaging just over 32 minutes per game with 14.4 points per 40.
  • ANIMAL CONTROL: In seven games against LMU, senior Desire Finnie averages nine points per game with at least one more battle left with the Lions.
  • PLAYER OF THE GAME: Blakeslee is the City of Stockton Human Resources Hardworking Player of the game hitting four from downtown and going 2-2 at the charity stripe for a career-tying 14 points in 28 minutes.

Next Up
The Orange and Black are back at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Thursday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. to face Saint Mary's before heading to Provo, Utah to take on the BYU Cougars at 1 p.m. Both matchups will feature a live stream and live stats free of charge via PacificTigers.com and TheW.tv along with audio from Don Gubbins, the voice of Pacific women's basketball.

Pacific Plays Pink
The Pacific women's basketball team will be hosting their annual Pacific Plays Pink game on Saturday, February 3 at 2 p.m. against the Pepperdine Waves. On that day, the team will recognize cancer survivors and will have special warm-up jerseys with the names of the cancer survivors on the back. If you would like to sponsor a player to have a name on the back of their jersey, please contact Kendall Kenyon at kkenyon@pacific.edu.

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