SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's basketball wraps-up its week of West Coast Conference play at Pacific Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Broncos dropped a game at Saint Mary's on Thursday.
Santa Clara is 28-22 all-time against Pacific with the first meeting coming in 1974-75. Pacific held on for a 74-70 victory in the first matchup this season.
Santa Clara (10-14, 3-10 WCC) has the third ranked defense in the WCC, allowing 65.6 points per game while forcing 15.3 turnovers per game and collecting 8.3 steals per game. The Broncos score 61.2 ppg on 40.0-percent shooting from the floor.
Tia Hay is ninth in the conference with 15.0 ppg while also leading the team with 3.8 assists per game, 2.1 spg (t-fourth in WCC), and 35 3-pointers made. Ashlyn Herlihy is sixth in the league in rebounding with 7.4 pg and is second on Santa Clara with 10.9 ppg. Lauren Yearwood is No. 13 in the country with 2.6 blocks per game and second on the team with 6.8 rpg while scoring 6.3 ppg.
Pacific (16-8, 9-5 WCC) scores 72.2 ppg on 41.1-percent shooting from the floor and 30-9-percent from downtown. The Tigers are allowing 67.9 pp.
The trio of Valerie Higgins, Brooklyn McDavid, and Ameela Li lead the team on offense. Higgins' 16.7 ppg are third in the conference and her 8.7 rpg are second. She also leads the league with 3.3 spg and adds 3.3 apg. McDavid is scoring 15.1 ppg, eight in the WCC, while adding 6.5 rpg. Li is second in the conference with 4.7 apg and is scoring 14.2 ppg with a. team-high 40 3-pointers made.
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