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Bears Face Montana To Wrap LMU Thanksgiving Classic

Nov 23, 2022

UPDATE: Due to a local power outage, the game is now scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

BERKELEY – The California women's basketball team (3-1) hits the road to take on LMU (1-3) and Montana (2-2) at the LMU Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles, CA. 
The Bears defeated the Lions 68-49 on Friday and will now face off against Montana at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. 

The game against LMU was just the second all-time meeting between the two teams with the last occurrence taking place on Nov. 28, 2007 in a 75-54 home win for Cal. The game against Montana will be the fifth in the series with the Grizzlies holding a 3-1 lead. 

  • Montana
    • Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 26 | 3:30 p.m. PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, CA. | Gersten Pavilion
    • Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • In the 68-49 win over LMU:
    • Three Bears finished in double-figures led by Jayda Curry and Kemery Martín with game-highs of 16 points each along with Evelien Lutje Schipholt who had 14.
    • Four Bears also had at least five rebounds led by Lutje Schipholt with seven, Martín and Karisma Ortiz with six each and Jadyn Bush with five.
    • Martín had her own 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter to open the game up and help the Bears coast to the victory.
    • Claudia Langarita had a career-high three blocks.
    • Cal had 13 offensive rebounds that led to 13 second-chance points compared to LMU who had just one offensive rebounds which led to 2 points. 
  • With the her 3-pointer against LMU, Jayda Curry kept her streak of consecutive regular season games with at least one 3-pointer going at 27 games. Her streak is the longest among all active Pac-12 players and is the sixth longest streak of any Pac-12 player since the 1999-00 season.
  • In 28 games, Curry has 492 points for her career so far, just 8 points away from the 500-point milestone. If she gets there in the game against Montana, she will be the second fastest in program history to reach that mark behind Kristine Anigwe who got there in 25 career games. 
  • McIntosh is off to the hottest shooting start of her four-year career as a Bear. She is averaging a career-high 10.8 points having scored in double-figures in 3 out of 5 games compared to last season when she had just two double-scoring games in the first 10.
  • Evelien Lutje Schipholt has been a steady rock for the team so far as one of the team leaders in rebounding at 5.8 boards per game and ranking second in scoring at 11.4 points per game. Almost half of her boards have come on the offensive end.
  • The Bears bench has been a solid contributing factor this season accounting for 34.5 percent of the team's scoring to date. Cal's bench has outscored its opponents in all five games so far this season.
  • Cal's offense is coming from multiple sources this season with three Bears averaging double-figure scoring: Curry - 12.8, Lutje Schipholt - 11.4, McIntosh - 10.8. This is a marked improvement over last season when Curry was the lone Bear to average double-figures. 
  • Curry is currently on the Naismith Trophy Women's Watch List which represents the top 50 players in the country.

The Bears will return home to host the 2nd annual Raising The B.A.R. Invitational and will host Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. and SMU on Dec. 4 at 1 p.m.

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