Tigers Win Streak Snapped at Gonzaga

GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography
GeAnna Luaulu-Summers - Photo by Meghan Laurel Photography

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SPOKANE, Washington. - GeAnna Luaulu-Summers went 6-of-8 from three-point range finishing with 25 points and seven boards, while Anaya Brooklyn McDavid knocked down 10 as the Tigers drop a rare contest at the McCarthey Center, 90-66. This is only the third loss the Tigers have faced at the McCarthey Center since joining the West Coast Conferece. 

The loss brings the Tigers back to even at 12-12 overall and 6-7 in the WCC, while Gonzaga remains perfect in the WCC at 13-0 and 20-4 overall.

In Case You Missed It

  • The Tigers attacked first with a mid-range jumper from Savannah Sumsion to put early pressure on the Bulldogs.
  • Luaulu-Summers hit a three with two minutes left in the first quarter to get the Tigers within seven.
  • Pacific would hit their next three shots to finish up the first 10 minutes.
  • The Tigers showed tremendous ball control in the first half turning the ball over only once for their best half of the season.
  • To round out the first half, the Tigers continued to have success at the free-throw line sinking 5-of-6.
  • Pacific held the advantage in bench points like they have all season with 13 at the half compared to the Bulldogs' nine.
  • The Pacific defense turned on the jets late in the fourth quarter halting the Bulldogs shooting as they went 0-of-5, but it was too late for the Tigers as time expired.
  • The Tigers forced 13 Gonzaga turnovers and turned them into 12 points.
  • With Pacific second in steals in the WCC, the Tigers took the ball from the Bulldogs five times with Ameela Li and Desire Finnie with a pair each.
  • Gonzaga went to the line 10 more times than Pacific finishing with 18 trips to the Tigers' eight.

Things You Need To Know

  • TOTAL BALL CONTROL: For the second-straight game, the Tigers turned the ball over just eight times, with only one of those being committed in the first half.
  • HOT OFF THE BENCH: Pacific held the advantage over the Bulldogs in total bench points finishing with 26. The Tigers are averaging 21.3 bench points per game this season.
  • BLOCK PARTY: The Tigers blocked five Bulldog shots in Thursday's contest with Finnie having three of the five. In the first meeting between the two, the Tigers also denied Gonzaga five times for a total of 10 blocks this season, the most of any other WCC team Pacific has faced this year.
  • SPREAD OUT: 10 different Tigers put points on the board again including Issy Parker who collected a new season-high with five points in 14 minutes of play.

Next Up
The Orange and Black take to the road again for a trip to Portland on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. The contest 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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