Hailie Eackles drives the ball down court during the Dec. 21, 2012, women's basketball game against CSU Bakersfield. During that game, the women scored 102 points, the third highest score in program history and the highest score since 1991. The women are now 10-2 for the season.
Women's Hoops Crush Bakersfield 102-60Women’s basketball finishes 2012 pre-season play with program high and begin conference play with a decisive win
Pacific celebrated the New Year by lighting up the scoreboard with 102 points as the women's basketball team closed out 2012 with a 102-60 win over CSU Bakersfield on new Year's Eve. Seven players scored in double-figures as the Tigers improved to 10-2. This Saturday, the team improved to 11-2 with a win over UC Davis in their first Big West Conference game of the season, continuing the women's incredible court performance for the year.
Pacific tied the program high for points in a game against a Division I opponent, the third-highest point total in Tiger history. It was Pacific's first time hitting the century mark in a game since 1991.
"It was a great day in terms of showing that we have balance," head coach Lynne Roberts said shortly after the win over Bakersfield. "Seven players in double figures shows that we share the ball well, and it's not one player taking too many shots."
Pacific built a 21-5 lead six minutes into the Bakersfield game, entering the half at 49-19. The Road Runners scored 41 of their 60 points in the second half, but the Tigers were unbeatable with 53 second-half points. The Tigers handed out 22 assists on 34 field goals, and shot 51 percent for the game.
Kendall Rodriguez, who topped 1,000 career points in the previous game against USF, led the way with 16 points and nine rebounds, followed closely by Gena Johnson with 14 points and six assists, Ashley Wakefield and Erica McKenzie each tallied 13 points, Kendall Kenyon sunk 11 points and eight rebounds, while Shanice Butler and Hailie Eackles each scored 10 off the bench.