The Bears head to LA for the LMU Thanksgiving Classic – Update Cali

Cal will play LMU and Montana

BERKELEY – The California women’s basketball team (3-1) took on LMU (1-3) and Montana (2-2) in the LMU Thanksgiving Classic in Los Angeles, CA.

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

The game against LMU is just the second time these two teams have met, the last coming on November 28, 2007 in a 75-54 home win for Cal, and features a sibling matchup. Jayda Curry she will play against younger sister Layla. The game against Montana will be the fifth in the series, with the Grizzlies holding onto a 3-1 lead.


  • LMU
    • Date and time: Friday, November 25 | 6:00 PM PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, CA. | Gersten Pavilion
    • Watch: WCC Network
    • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Montana
    • Date and time: Saturday, November 26 | 3:30 PM PT
    • Location: Los Angeles, CA. | Gersten Pavilion


  • In a 69-66 win over Saint Mary’s:
    • Leilani McIntosh led the way offensively with 18 points (5 of 7) and two 3-pointers and five rebounds. She also made two clutch free throws with just 3 seconds left to put the Bears up by three and help seal the victory.
    • Peanut Tuiteles grabbed seven rebounds. Her most important board came with Cal down just one on a Saint Mary’s missed free throw with 4 seconds left. Tuitele also posted a 1:32 lead.
    • Cal’s bench outscored Saint Mary’s 29-14.
  • With her 3-pointer against Saint Mary’s, Jayda Curry had streak of consecutive regular season games with at least one 3-pointer in 26 games. Her streak is the longest by any active Pac-12 player and is the sixth-longest by any Pac-12 player since the 1999-00 season.
  • In 27 games, Curry has 476 points in his career so far, just 24 points away from the 500-point milestone. 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’s averaging a career-high 12.5 points while scoring in double figures in 3 of 4 games and is coming off a week in which she shot a whopping 71.4 percent from the field while going perfect (4 of 4) from long range. over two games. She also had a career-high nine rebounds against Idaho on Nov. 16.
  • Evelien Lutje Schipholt he was a constant rock for the team as he was one of the team leaders in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game and ranked third in scoring with 10.8 points per game. More than half of her boards came offensively.
  • The Bears bench has been a solid factor this season, accounting for 37 percent of the team’s scoring so far. Cal’s bench has outscored its opponents in all four games so far this season.
  • Cal’s offense is coming from multiple sources this season with three Bears averaging double figures in scoring: McIntosh – 12.5, Curry – 12.0, Lutje Schipholt – 10.8. That’s a marked improvement from last season, when Curry was the only Bear to average in double figures.
  • Curry is currently on the Naismith Trophy Women’s Watch List, which features 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 3-4. December, where they will face Arkansas Pine-Bluff on December 3 at 11:00 a.m. and SMU on December 4 at 1:00 p.m.

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