SAN DIEGO, Calif. - In their first win in the Jenny Craig Pavilion, GeAnna Luaulu-Summers put up a season high 22 points, while Chelsea Lidy added 16 and Ameela Li recorded 15 for the Pacific victory over the San Diego Toreros, 81-68 Thursday evening. The win also gives Pacific their first West Coast Conference win of the 2017-18 campaign.
Pacific improves to 7-9 overall and grab their first win in conference play to head into Saturday's game 1-4. San Diego falls to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the WCC.
In Case You Missed It
- After the Toreros got on the board first, the Tigers went on a 6-0 run to get the offense going.
- The Tigers continued to dominate in the first quarter shooting 50 percent and went 5-6 from the free-throw line, keeping the Toreros to 15 points.
- In the second quarter, the Tigers went on another run (8-0) hitting five straight shots for their largest lead of the night going up 15.
- Through two quarters, Luaulu-Summers was already into double figures with 12 points, while Lidy was on the brink of double digits with nine points.
- At the break, Pacific proved to take advantage of the Torero eight turnovers turning them into 12 points.
- San Diego threatened in the second half erasing the Pacific lead to just one after three straight Tiger turnovers.
- Pacific restarted their offense at the right time in the fourth going on a 9-0 run and kept San Diego from scoring for over four minutes.
- To end the game, the Orange and Black went on a 16-4 run to secure their first conference victory.
- After the first 38 seconds of the game, the Tigers led for the remainder of the game.
- The conference leading Tigers in free-throw percentage out-shined the Toreros at the line shooting 86 percent to San Diego's 65 percent.
Things You Need To Know
- HOT START: The Tigers started the game on a 13-2 run hitting six of eight shots and keeping San Diego scoreless for four minutes.
- HOOP THERE IT IS: As a team, the Tigers shot 58 percent (29-50), their second best percentage this season. Lidy went 6-7 (86 percent), McDavid dropped six of her 11 attempts (55 percent), Luaulu-Summers went 7-11 (64 percent), and Li and Desire Finnie each went 5-8 (63 percent).
- STRIVE FOR FIVE: For the sixth time this season, the Tigers finished with five players in double digits as they continue to dominate the WCC in offensive scoring averaging 76.6 points per game.
- AND ANOTHER ONE: The Tigers successfully converted three and-one's in the game Thursday evening adding to their 86 percent free-throw percentage and conference leading 83.3 percent in conference play.
Pacific is back to their home court at the Alex G. Spanos Center on Saturday with a matinee matchup with the Portland Pilots slated for 2 p.m. The contest will feature a free live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and live stats found on PacificTigers.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pacific women's basketball fans can follow all of the action as if they were in the front row of every game, providing access to score updates, statistics, game recaps and more with the new Pacific Tigers Front Row app available for free in the App Store and Google Play.