Bears head to LA for LMU Thanksgiving Classic

Cal plays LMU and Montana

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

Tipoff vs. LMU is scheduled for Friday, November 25 at 6 p.m. and the game can be viewed on the WCC Network. The game against Montana will take place on Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 PM.

The game against LMU is only the second all-time meeting between the two teams, with the last meeting on November 28, 2007 in a 75-54 home win for Cal and a sibling game as Jayda curry plays against younger sister Layla. The game against Montana will be the fifth in the series with the Grizzlies leading 3-1.


  • LMU

    • Date and time: Friday, November 25 | 6 p.m. PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, California. | Gersten Pavilion
    • View: WCC Network
    • Live Stats: StatBroadcast

  • Montana

    • Date and time: Saturday, November 26 | 3:30 p.m. PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, California. | Gersten Pavilion


  • In the 69-66 victory over Saint Mary’s:

    • Leilani McIntosh led offensively with 18 points (5-of-7) to go along with two 3-pointers and five rebounds. She also hit two free throws with just 3 seconds left to put the Bears up to three and help seal the win.
    • Peanut Tuitele grabbed seven rebounds. Her key board came with Cal only one up, from a missed free throw by Saint Mary with 4 seconds remaining. Tuitele also scored the starting box with 1:32 left.
    • Cal’s bench outscored Saint Mary’s 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 of any active Pac-12 player and is tied for the sixth longest streak of any Pac-12 player since the 1999-00 season.
  • In 27 games, Curry has a career-high 476 points to date, just 24 points off the 500-point mark. If she gets there in the next two games, 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 has a career-high 12.5 points and scored in double digits in 3 of 4 games and is coming off a week where she shot an incredible 71.4 percent from the field while going perfect from distance (4-of -4) over two games. She also grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Idaho on November 16.
  • Evelien Lutje Schipholt has been a fixture for the team to date as one of the team leaders in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game and third in scoring with 10.8 points per game. More than half of her boards have moved to the offensive side.
  • The Bears bench has been a solid contributor this season, accounting for 37 percent of the team’s score to date. Cal’s bench has outscored his opponents in all four games so far this season.
  • Cal’s offense comes from multiple sources this season, with three Bears averaging double-digit scores: Curry – 13.0, McIntosh – 12.5, Lutje Schipholt – 10.8 This is a marked improvement from last season when Curry was the only Bear to average double digits.
  • Curry is currently on the Naismith Trophy Women’s Watch List, which represents the nation’s top 50 players.


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

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