Pacific Women's Hoops Wraps Homestand With USD, BYU
The Pacific women's basketball team goes for a third straight win as San Diego visits the Spanos Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Tigers will also face BYU at home on Saturday (2 p.m.) to wrap a five-game home stand.
Pacific has won four of five games since last meeting San Diego. The Tigers run could be six wins in seven games, but the Toreros topped the Tigers 75-70 in overtime in San Diego on Jan. 4.
The Tigers erased a 21-point deficit by closing regulation with a 30-9 run to force overtime, but San Diego pulled out the win by hitting 7-of-10 free throws in the extra session.
Pacific enters the weekend at 10-9 overall and 5-4 in the West Coast Conference. USD enters at 18-2 overall, and 7-2 in WCC play.
The Tigers offense is in high gear, having scored 75 or more points in five straight games. The orange and black are averaging 83.6 points per game in that stretch. But it's also been the defense sparking the Pacific offense, as the Tigers have forced 99 turnovers in the last five games while committing just 56 miscues of their own.
All five starters have averaged double-figures over the last five games, with Hailie Eackles turning in 12.8 points per game over the last eight games.
Kendall Kenyon continues to lead Pacific in scoring and rebounding, at 17.9 points and 10.8 rebounds per contest. She also has 27 blocks on the season and sits one shy of tying Pacific's career record.
KiKi Moore adds 15.2 points per game while doling out 4.9 assists and posting 5.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals.
Madison Parrish (10.4 points per game) adds 3.7 assists while hitting 35 percent from three-point range.
Erin Butler is another player who's heated up of late. Averaging 6.5 points and 4.2 rebounds this season, she's posted 11.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and hit 12 threes in the last five games.
BYU enters a Thursday contest at Saint Mary's at 16-4 overall and 6-3 in the WCC. The Cougars opened the season 12-1 before Pacific invaded the Marriott Center and connected on a season-high 13 three-pointers en route to a 75-62 win, the Tigers first-ever WCC victory. The Tigers forced 21 turnovers and hit 48 percent from long distance to overcome being out-rebounded in the contest.
Both games will be available free in HD on the TheW.tv