Tigers Nipped by Dons

Desire Finnie - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Desire Finnie - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

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STOCKTON, Calif. - Behind the leadership of GeAnna Luaulu-Summers' 19 points and Desire Finnie's 13, the Tigers were nipped by the San Francisco Dons, 81-71 at the Alex G. Spanos Center Thursday afternoon. Pacific forced 17 San Francisco turnovers and turned them into 18 points and also held the advantage in offensive rebounds 16-8.

With the loss, the Tigers move to 9-11 and 3-6 in the West Coast Conference, while the Dons go to 10-10 and 5-4 in the WCC.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Tigers started off ahead of the Dons 1-0 before the tip-off due to San Francisco failing to submit their starters.
  • The first quarter belonged to the Dons registering 22 points.
  • In the second, Pacific came clawing back with an and-one from Isabel Newman and a steal and fast-break layup from Luaulu-Summers.
  • The Tigers forced three straight turnovers for the Dons leading to a scoring drought of over two minutes for San Francisco.
  • Pacific continued to catch the Dons after a three from Jenelle Grant and a 10-0 run to take the lead 30-29 with three minutes left to go in the second.
  • Grant hit a last second basket to knot the score 36-36 heading into halftime.
  • In the third, San Francisco took back the lead and went on a quick 6-0 run to go up.
  • Pacific ended the third quarter the Tigers hit four of their last five shots to start the fourth 60-52.
  • In the last 10 minutes of the duel, the Tigers were three-for-three in their last effort to get a victory, but the effort fell short as time expired.
  • Ameela Li finished with 10 points and was perfect from the line.
  • Pacific is second in the conference in steals and added nine against the Dons.

Things You Need To Know

  • SENIOR STATUS: Luaulu-Summers and Finnie combined for a total of 32 points.
  • FREE POINTS: The Tigers got to the line 15 times in the loss and converted 12 (80 percent) to continue dominating at the line. Pacific leads the WCC with a 79 percent free-throw percentage.
  • PLAYER OF THE GAME: Finnie is the City of Stockton Hardworking Player of the Game with 13 points and 6-for-13 from the field in 23 minutes of play.

Next Up
Catch the Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. as they welcome BYU as the two meet for the second time this year. The battle will feature a live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and live stats via PacificTigers.com.

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