|Life Pacific 4-2||33||27||60|
|UC Santa Cruz 2-1||30||42||72|
|Nov. 19, 2016|
|Kaiser Permanente Arena - Santa Cruz, CA|
|Life Pacific||Indv. Leaders||UC Santa Cruz|
|#21 Blake Terry - 16||Points||#14 Cilia, Corey - 20|
|#13 Trent Rowser - 11||Rebounds||#14 Cilia, Corey - 8|
|#2 Mark Eden - 5||Assists||#22 Marlow, Adam - 8|
|Life Pacific||Team Statistics||UC Santa Cruz|
|33.3% (20 - 60)||Field Goals %||47.3% (26 - 55)|
|31% (9 - 29)||3 Point Field Goals %||40% (8 - 20)|
|91.7% (11 - 12)||Free Throws||70.6% (12 - 17)|
|8||2nd Chance Pts||8|
SANTA CRUZ (11-19) – The Warriors played their fourth away game with NCAA Division 3 member UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs at Kaiser Permanente Arena. The Warriors fought hard leading three points in the half, but the Banana Slugs came back with a final of 72-60.
In the first half, the Warriors controlled the game taking the largest lead of 8 points twice. LPC led with 20 rebounds over the Slug's 17. The Warriors would take the lead, at 16-14, on a Blake Terry (SR/Modesto, CA) layup with 10:56 left in the half. The largest lead of the ballgame for the Warriors was eight on two occasions; the second occasion at 33-25 on a Trent Rowser (JR/Pomona, CA) tip in with 2:02 left in the half. Blake Terry led the Warriors with 14 points, 12 of those in 3's. Mark Eden (JR/Chino, CA) and Trent Rowers both tied with 3 assists. The Warrior made 100% of their free throws. The Warriors led 33-30 at the halftime break.
In the second half, The Warriors took 27 points against the Banana Slugs. Ramez Michail (JR/Anaheim, CA) came in the second scoring more than double the points he scored in the first (11). LPC scored 87% of their free-throws making 7 of their 8 throws. The Banana Slugs came out to compete with the Warriors in the second and for ten minutes it was a back to back battle. UCSC would get a three out lead and LPC would respond and match their lead. Ramez Michail performed a layup at 9:17 giving the Warriors only 1 point deficit and hope to win. After struggling to connect baskets the Slugs took a small lead of 13, but the Warriors were able to close that to 12 for the buzzer.
The Warriors shot 33.3% (20-60) from the field, 31% (9-29) from the three-point line and 91.7% (11-12) from the foul line. Warriors's defense forced fourteen turnovers by the Slugs scoring nineteen points off the turnovers while the Slug's defense forced the same number of turnovers and scored the same amount of points off the turnovers. LPC led in offensive rebounds, 12, more than the Slug's 8 rebounds.
The next game for the Warriors is Nov. 26 as they take on Southern Utah in an exhibiton game. Tip off is set for 3:30 pm.