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    Pacific Women's Basketball Hosts CS Bakersfield, Heads To UC Davis This Weekend

    Jan 20, 2010
    The Pacific women's basketball team is back in action on its home court this week, hosting Cal State Bakersfield in non-conference action at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20. The Tigers will then turn around and hit the road once more, taking on travel partner UC Davis at 7 p.m. in Davis, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 23.

    Both contests will be broadcast online at www.pacifictigers.com. The pre-game show begins approximately 10 minutes prior to tip-off.

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    Pacific Women's Basketball This Week:
    Wednesday, Jan. 20 - vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 5 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 23 - at UC Davis, 7 p.m.

    Pacific Women's Basketball Last Time, 0-1:
    Saturday, Jan. 16 - L, 57-68 at UC Irvine

    Wednesday's contest marks the second time the Tigers and Roadrunners will face off in the series history. During the 2008-09 season, Pacific traveled down to Bakersfield, Calif., and suffered an 85-70 defeat on the road, giving Cal State Bakersfield the 1-0 lifetime advantage over the Tigers. Pacific is in search of redemption this time around, especially after the Roadrunners recently broke a three-game winning streak, 79-76, at UC Davis on Jan. 18.

    In the all-time series between the Tigers and the Aggies, UC Davis holds an 8-6 advantage over the Tigers. UC Davis, since becoming a full-fledged Division I member of the Big West Conference, has tied the Tigers 2-2 since their first year in conference together, 2007-08. At home, Pacific holds a narrow 4-3 margin over the Aggies in the Alex G. Spanos Center. But UC Davis is riding a four-game winning streak, knocking off Cal State Northridge, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine. The Aggies' last loss came back on Jan. 2, at Cal State Fullerton to kick off conference play.

    With two more blocks against UC Irvine last weekend, senior Emma Head (San Diego, Calif.) has sealed her name in the top 10 all-time Pacific block leaders. In 96 games with the Tigers, Head has amassed 58 blocks (0.6 bpg). Head's block total in her senior season now sits at 16, which puts her two off her career-best mark set as a sophomore (18).

    To enter into the top 10, Head knocked off former 10th-best all-time blocker is Gretchen Meinhardt (1984-88) who tallied 55 blocks in her 101 career games at Pacific, for a 0.5 blocks per game average. Sitting as the No. 9 blocker at Pacific is Andrea Nederostek (2000-04) who tallied 61 career blocks in 106 games at Pacific, which gives her a 0.6 blocks per game average. Head is now three blocks away from No. 9, and 13 blocks away from No. 7 (71).

    Additionally, junior Gretchen Tiernan's (Roseville, Calif.) three-pointer against San Francisco at home on Dec. 10 gave her 65 career three-pointers in 34 games at Pacific. That puts the junior within striking distance of Pacific's top 10 all-time three-point shooters. In her career at Pacific, Jessie Menkens (2003-05) finished up with 70 treys to sit in 10th place in Pacific history. Tiernan needs only five more this season to tie Menkens for 10th place in Pacific's record books. Last season, Gretchen led all Tigers with 59 baskets from behind the three-point arc. If she can sink 68 more in her career, Tiernan will be among the top five. Charmon Logan (1987-91) holds the No. 5 spot with 133 career three-pointers, while Selena Ho (1998-2002) is the career three-point record leader with 271 career treys at Pacific.

    In the single season records, sophomore Eliza Dy (Chino Hills, Calif.) is approaching the top 10 for single-season steals. Tied for 9th are Debbie Geyser (1986-87) and Sheri Bates (1982-83) with 63 steals each. Currently, Dy has 33 and is halfway to meeting that mark.

    Against UC Santa Barbara in conference play, freshman Erica McKenzie (Sparks, Nev.) dropped in a career-high 22 points, fueled behind 6-of-14 shooting from behind the three-point arc. Six three-pointers is the third most treys a Pacific player has tallied in a single game, in program history. During the 2008-09 season, then sophomore Gretchen Tiernan's (Roseville, Calif.) best single game effort came in the 63-58 victory against Cal State Northridge, when she knocked down a career-best seven three-pointers, for 21 points on the night. Tiernan's seven treys is the second most in program history. But the mark for single-game three-pointers was established by Eden Palacio on Feb. 28, 1998, when she tallied nine three-pointers in a single game.