• Fri. Dec 2nd, 2022

Bears travel to LA for the LMU Thanksgiving Classic

ByPatricia S. Stevens

Nov 24, 2022

Cal plays LMU and Montana

BERKELEY – The California women’s basketball team (3-1) heads to face LMU (1-3) and Montana (2-2) at the LMU Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles, California.

Tippoff against LMU is scheduled for Friday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. and the game can be followed on the WCC Network. The game against Montana takes place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 p.m.

The game against LMU is only the second-ever meeting between the two sides, with the last meeting coming on November 28, 2007 in a 75-54 home win for Cal and a siblings matchup as Jayda Curry will play against younger sister Layla. The game against Montana will be the fifth of the series with the Grizzlies leading 3-1.


  • LMU

    • Date & Time: Friday 25 Nov | 6 p.m. PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, CA | Barley Pavilion
    • Watch: WCC Network
    • Live Stats: StatBroadcast

  • Montana

    • Date & Time: Saturday 26 Nov | 3:30 p.m. PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, CA | Barley Pavilion


  • In the 69-66 win against Saint Mary’s:

    • Leilani McIntosh went offensively with 18 points (5 out of 7), plus two 3-pointers and five rebounds. She also hit two clutch free throws with just 3 seconds left to put the Bears on three and seal the win.
    • Peanut Tuitele grabbed seven rebounds. Her main board came with Cal just one lead after a missed free throw from Saint Mary with 4 seconds left. Tuitele also scored the go-ahead bucket with 1:32 left.
    • Cal’s bench surpassed Saint Marys 29-14.

  • With her 3-pointer against Saint Mary’s, Jayda Curry maintained her streak of consecutive regular season games with at least one 3-pointer in 26 games. Her streak is the longest among any active Pac-12 players and the sixth-longest streak of any Pac-12 player since the 1999-00 season.
  • In 27 games so far, Curry has amassed 476 career points, just 24 points shy of the 500-point milestone. If she makes it within the next two games, she will be the second fastest in program history to reach that mark behind Kristine Anigwe, who has made it in 25 career games.
  • McIntosh has the hottest shooting start of her four-year career as a bear. She’s averaging a career-high 12.5 points after hitting double digits in 3 of 4 games and has come through a week shooting an incredible 71.4 percent from the field while being perfect from distance (4 out of 4). over two games. She grabbed a career-high nine rebounds on November 16 against Idaho.
  • Evelien Lütje Schipholt has been a consistent rock for the team as a team leader in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game and third place in scoring with 10.8 points per game. More than half of their boards have gone on the offensive.
  • The Bears bench has been a solid factor this season, accounting for 37 percent of the team’s goals so far. Cal’s bench has beaten their opponents in all four games so far this season.
  • Cal’s offense comes from multiple sources this season, with three Bears averaging double figures: McIntosh – 12.5, Curry – 12.0, Lutje Schipholt – 10.8. This is a significant improvement from last season when Curry was the only bear averaging double digits.
  • Curry is currently on the Naismith Trophy Women’s Watch List, which represents the top 50 players in the country.


After the LMU Thanksgiving Classic, the Bears return home to host the annual Raising The BAR Invitational on December 3-4, where they will face Arkansas Pine-Bluff on December 3 at 11 a.m. and December 4 at 1 p.m compete against the SMU

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