LOS ANGELES – After picking up its first conference win over Saint Mary’s on Thursday night (69-57), the Loyola Marymount women’s basketball team (9-3, 1-0 WCC) will host the Pacific Tigers (6-6, 0-1 WCC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Gersten Pavilion.
|Date | Time:||Saturday, Dec. 30 | 2 p.m. (PT)|
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Gabby Green led all scorers in LMU’s win over the Gaels, finishing with 18 points in addition to a career-high seven steals and three blocks. Cheyanne Wallace added 16 points and six rebounds in the win. Andee Velasco nearly tallied a double-double as she finished with 10 points and eight assists. Makenzie Cast also posted 12 points as she continued her hot three-point shooting on the season by knocking down four threes.
Green and Wallace are among the WCC’s top-10 in scoring, with averages of 15.6 and 17.3 points per game, respectively. Green leads the conference in steals per game (2.8) while also ranking third in blocks (1.4), sixth in assists (4.3) and fourth in minutes played (33.3) per game. Wallace also ranks eighth in free-throw percentage (.747) and ninth in rebounds (7.3).
Velasco ranks fourth in the conference in assists per game (4.4) and is tied for the third-highest three-point percentage in the WCC (.429). Cast leads the conference in three-pointers made per game (2.2) and has the sixth-highest three-point percentage (.382) on the season.
Bree Alford is pulling down 6.2 defensive rebounds per game, which is the third-highest average in the WCC so far in 2017-18.
Pacific (No. 1) and LMU (No. 2) are the top-2 teams assisting teams in the conference. The Tigers are averaging 16.9 assists per game while the Lions are right behind with 16.7 assists per contest.
The Tigers opened conference play at home vs. Gonzaga on Thursday night, losing to the Bulldogs 99-72. Chelsea Lidy led Pacific with 21 points in the loss. The Tigers are 6-6 overall on the season with a 0-1 record in conference. They are 5-4 at home and 1-2 on the road this season. LMU is 9-3 overall and 1-0 in WCC play, with a 6-2 record at home and 3-1 mark in road games.
The LMU athletics department will be hosting “Adoptapalooza” during Saturday’s game. Members of local animal shelters will be on site along with animals looking for their forever homes. In addition, fans are asked to bring a selfie with their dog in order to receive a pack of treats for their favorite furry friend.
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