Tigers Stopped By Gaels

GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Tod Fierner/Saint Mary's College Athletics
GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Tod Fierner/Saint Mary's College Athletics

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MORAGA, Calif. - GeAnna Luaulu-Summers dropped a season-high 33 points with nine assists, while Ameela Li recorded 12 points and Jessica Blakeslee registered 10 Saturday afternoon as the Tigers fell to Saint Mary's 96-88 in Moraga. Luaulu-Summers went 10-19 from the floor including 6-11 from behind the arc and was just four points shy of her career-high.

The loss snaps the Tigers' winning streak as they drop to 9-10 overall and 3-5 in the West Coast Conference.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Tigers got off to a slow start down 11-0 but gained ground on the Gaels with Chelsea Lidy sinking a pair of free throws and two field goals to get seven on the board.
  • After a Luaulu-Summers and-one, the Tigers tied it up 18-18 with three minutes left to go in the first period.
  • To end the first period, Luaulu-Summers sank a three at the buzzer to come within one of the Gaels, 27-26.
  • The second period belonged to the Gaels but the Tigers did work after the five-minute mark keeping the Gaels to a scoring drought of over two minutes.
  • At the break, Luaulu-Summers led the Tigers with 17 points and was five-for-seven from the field.
  • Pacific was also 11-11 from the free-throw line heading into halftime.
  • The Tiger offense took control in the third and outscored the Gaels 24-23.
  • Pacific also went on a 6-0 run late in the third as they continued to threaten Saint Mary's and came within nine.
  • In the fourth, Li and Desire Finnie connected for another set of fast break points, starting Pacific's 6-0 run late in the fourth to get within six.
  • Pacific ended the game hitting five of their last eight shots.
  • The Tigers went 10-22 from three-point range and are averaging 45 percent from behind the arc in their last four games.

Things You Need To Know

  • AT THE LINE: The Tigers posted a season-high free-throw percentage of 91 percent going 20-22 from the charity stripe.
  • MAKE THAT 18: With 33 points against the Gaels, Luaulu-Summers has scored in double-figures in her last 18 games.
  • 22 BECOMING THE 23RD: Finnie continues to close in on 1,000 career points with 29 left to go as we enter the four-game home stand.

Next Up
The Orange and Black are back home for the next four games. The Tigers play San Francisco on Thursday at 11 a.m. for the annual Education Day which will welcome 3,500 elementary and middle school students to Pacific. On Saturday, Pacific will host BYU for a rematch slated for a 2 p.m. start time. Both games will feature a live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and live stats via PacificTigers.com.

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