STOCKTON – The Pacific women’s basketball shooting trio of Ameela Li, Valerie Higgins and Brooklyn McDavid have a reputation of being “a trifecta of scoring” this season, and the three once again led the Tigers to a victory against Seattle University Thursday night at Spanos Center.

Pacific never trailed against the Redhawks and extended its winning streak to four games with a comfortable 75-61 victory in front of 309 fans. The Tigers (5-1) are 5-0 all-time against Seattle, which claimed a bid to the NCAA tournament last season after winning the inaugural Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

Pacific coach Bradley Davis said Higgins, who recorded her third double-double of the season with a game-high 19 points and 10 rebounds, continues to be the centerpiece of the Pacific team. However, Li and McDavid each added 12 points while sophomore Isabelle Parker came off the bench to add 10 points.

“With the ability to shoot from outside it makes it hard to defend,” Davis said. “(Seattle) did a great job in zone, and in man, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect because they’ve been able to mix defenses so well.”

The Tigers raced out to a 7-0 lead as the Redhawks struggled from 3-point range from the outset. Seattle was just 2 of 10 from long range in the opening half, and its 15 turnovers led to 16 points.

“Taking a 40-minute game all around I think is what we’re doing a lot better at as we progress throughout the season,” said Higgins, who has scored in double-figures every game this season. “We have that defensive mentality to push up and to pressure and to try to force the other team to turn the ball over.”

The Tigers led 27-18 before finishing the half on a 13-5 run for a 40-23 halftime lead. Pacific’s defense kept the Redhawks (0-9) from scoring a field goal over the final 3:38 of the half.

“We’ve had some active players,” Davis said. “We’ve put an emphasis on deflections this year and just kind of the hustle stats that don’t make the stat sheet that I’m holding right now. With that emphasis comes the work ethic defensively that we think than get us easy points.”

With nine healthy players to her roster, Seattle coach Suzy Barcomb said her team struggled to keep up with a Tigers team that averages 77 points per game.

“You can’t play (Pacific) zone, they’ll shoot lights-out against you,” Barcomb said. “We did what we could with what we had. I think you’re going against a team that has a trifecta of scoring. They have so many weapons and they’re deadly three-ball shooters.”

In the second half, the Redhawks won the third quarter and trailed 58-49. However, Pacific pushed the lead to 66-51 and maintained its double-digit lead until the end.

“I think we’re doing a better job of making sure we are keeping that intensity the whole game,” Parker said. “That’s why we’ve been able to go on such a good run so far.”