Pacific Downed By BYU

Savannah Sumsion - Photo by Keith Colgan
Savannah Sumsion - Photo by Keith Colgan

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PROVO, Utah - Newcomers Savannah Sumsion and Anaya Brooklyn McDavid each recorded a double-double and GeAnna Luaulu-Summers dropped 14 points in the 77-65 loss to BYU Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah.

The Orange and Black are now 0-4 in the West Coast Conference and 6-9 overall, while BYU moves to 3-1 overall and 8-7 in the WCC.

In Case You Missed It

  • Pacific forced BYU to turn the ball over four times in a three-and-a-half minute span to fight back after falling down 10-2 in the first period. The Cougars finished the game with 18 turnovers.
  • The Tigers hit back-to-back threes to get within 10 of BYU in the second period.
  • At the half, Sumsion grabbed six boards and McDavid registered four. They each finished the game with ten rebounds.
  • To end the third, the Tigers hit four of their last five shots to close the gap 63-46.
  • The Tigers continued to force BYU to turn the ball over in the fourth to come within nine after a three from Sumsion and a fast break layup from Luaulu-Summers.
  • The rest of the game belonged to BYU as they finished the game shooting 50 percent from the field with 44 points in the paint.
  • Junior Ameela Li played all but one minute of the game and recorded 10 points, her 13th game this season scoring in double-figures.
  • Pacific outscored BYU in the second half 38-32, but the BYU lead in the first half allowed them to maintain their advantge.
  • The Tigers outshined the Cougars in three-point field-goal percentage (30-27 percent), offensive rebounds (15-9), and steals (11-7).

Things You Need To Know

  • SHE'S SO SAVVY: Sumsion put together her first collegiate career double-double with ten points and ten rebounds in her return home to Utah. Her ten rebounds is also a career high.
  • AT THE LINE: In their last four games, the Tigers are shooting 82.5% from the charity stripe (52-63) after going 7-8 Saturday. They fall in the top 90 in the country and are only 0.1 behind San Diego for top in the WCC.
  • GEE MAKES IT LOOK EASY: In 13 straight games she has played in, GeAnna Luaulu-Summers continues her streak of dropping ten or more points as she recorded 14 against the Cougars.
  • BROOKLYN ON THE BOARDS: McDavid leads the WCC in offensive boards with 51 grabbing four against BYU and ten in total, just one shy of her career high. She finished the game with her second double-double this season with 14 points and ten rebounds.

Next Up
The Tigers play another one on the road against San Diego on Thursday at 7 p.m. before heading back home to the Alex G. Spanos center on Saturday to battle with the Portland Pilots at 2 p.m. Both matchups will feature a free live stream courtesy of TheW.tv and live stats both 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 k_kenyon@u.pacific.edu.
 
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