Women's Hoops Completes Sweep of Waves in 84-73 Victory

Ameela Li drops 18 points in the win over Pepperdine - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
Ameela Li drops 18 points in the win over Pepperdine - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

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STOCKTON, Calif. - The Tigers finish the four-game homestand 3-1 and extend their winning streak to three games as they completed the sweep of Pepperdine, 84-73 Saturday afternoon at the Alex G. Spanos Center in the annual Pacific Plays Pink game. Five Tigers finished in double-figures with Ameela Li pacing the Tigers with 18 points while GeAnna Luaulu-Summers dropped 15, Anaya Brooklyn McDavid collected 14, Jenelle Grant gathered 11, and Chelsea Lidy produced a quick 10 points in nine minutes of play.

With the win, the Tigers are fifth place in the West Coast Conference with a 6-6 record in conference play and move above .500 overall with a 12-11 record. The Pepperdine Waves drop to 8-14 overall and 4-8 in the WCC.

In Case You Missed It

  • Both teams got the offense going early with each team shooting 57 percent ending the first quarter 24-20 in favor of the Tigers.
  • At the end of the first, McDavid collected 12 points and was perfect from the field going 4-of-4.
  • After the fast paced first quarter, both teams slowed down in the second each putting up 16 points.
  • By halftime, the Tigers held a substantial advantage at the line with 19 free-throw attempts to the Waves' six.
  • After leading for the first 24 minutes of the game, Pepperdine took the lead late in the third quarter for two minutes before the Tigers regained the lead with one minute left in the third and never looked back.
  • The fourth quarter was all Pacific keeping the Waves to a scoring drought for over three minutes and holding the Waves to only four points in the first five minutes.
  • In the final five minutes of the contest, Pacific pulled away from Pepperdine going on a 6-0 run capped off with a three from Jessica Blakeslee to gain their largest lead of the game (17 points).
  • The second half belonged to Pacific as they shot 75 percent from three-point range hitting 6-of-8 shots in the final 20 minutes.
  • The Orange and Black finished with 14 assists in which Luaulu-Summers dished out nine of the 14 dimes for her near double-double.
  • Pacific finished with seven steals as they sit in second place in the WCC averaging 9.6 steals per game.
  • The Tigers kept control on offense turning the ball over only eight times, the second least amount this season after only seven turnovers against Fullerton in the first game of the season.

Things You Need To Know

  • THE DRIVE FOR FIVE: Five players scored in double-figures in the win over the Waves making it the eighth time this season that five or more players have scored 10 or more points in a single game.
  • ICE IN IN THEIR VEINS: In the second half, the Tigers went 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. To end the afternoon, Pacific shot 86.2 percent 25-of-29) from the charity stripe, the highest amount of free-throws made this season for Pacific as they continue to lead the WCC in free-throw percentage at 74.7 percent.
  • SEEKING DESIRE: Desire Finnie dropped six points in 15 minutes of play Saturday afternoon. She is only six points away from becoming the 23rd player in program history to acquire 1,000 career points.
  • OWNING THE FOURTH: The Tigers outscored the Waves 27-18 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Pacific outscores their opponent 487-407 in the fourth quarter this season.

Next Up
The Black and Orange hit the road for a two game road trip against Gonzaga on Thursday at 6 p.m. followed by Portland on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both games will feature a free live video stream via TheW.tv and an audio stream courtesy of Don Gubbins, the voice of Pacific women's basketball.

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