Behind Bell's Career Day the Waves Hang Tight But Fall 67-63 to Saint Mary's in WCC Tournament Quarterfinals
Bell scores career-high 30 points and six three-pointers.
Waves have a seven-game winning streak against LMU on the line.
Waves outscore Lions 36-22 in second half to push for the win.
Pepperdine sees two-game winning streak snapped at home.
All the ticket revenue will be donated to Play 4Kay.
Pepperdine celebrated Senior Day prior to its game against the Gaels. Photos by Martin A. Folb.
December 10, 2011, Pepperdine vs. Oregon State, Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge Photos by Martin Folb
Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 26, 2011
Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 67-39 win over the Lions.
CAREER: Through four seasons Menton ranks second on Pepperdine's career three-pointers made list with 212 ... Also ranks second in attempts with 652 ... Averaged 9.9 points in 22.7 minutes ... Has played in 117 games and started 80 ... Is a member of the 1,000 career points club, finishing her time at Pepperdine with 1,163 points.
2011-12/SENIOR: As a senior in 2011-12, Menton battled through injuries and started in 25 of the 27 games that she appeared in ... She averaged 11.5 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game and drained 37 three-pointers ... She also tallied 10 blocks, added 46 steals and dished out 33 assists ... Menton scored a season-high 27 points and was 3-for-8 from behind the arc to lead the Waves to victory at Cal Poly (11/30) ... She was also 6-of-7 from the free throw line and had seven rebounds ... Scored in double figures in 16 of 27 contests ... Recorded a double-double vs. Portland (1/7), tallying 13 points and 11 rebounds ... Hit a season-high four three-pointers en route to 21 total points as the Waves defeated Fresno State (11/18) ... Joined the 1,000 career points club in her senior campaign as she added 311 points.
2010-11/JUNIOR: Ranked first in the WCC, averaging 2.3 3-pointers per game ... Her 191 3-point attempts are the second most recorded by any Wave in a single season ... Damaris Hinojosa holds the school's season record in this category with 208 (2001-02) ... Appeared in 29 of 30 games with 27 starts ... Averaged 10.7 points per game and 2.6 rebounds ... Blocked four shots, stole 52 passes and dished out 28 assists ... Recorded game high totals for points (29), free throws made (8) and attempted (12) in WNIT loss at Oklahoma State (3/16) and tied a game high with eight field goals made ... Shot 57% (8-14) from the floor vs. the Cowgirls and led the Waves with six rebounds ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range, in just 12 minutes of action at Northridge (11/17) ... Led Pepperdine with 18 points vs. Boise State (11/23) and tied a personal best with six 3-pointers ...Scored 16 points on the strength of five 3-pointers (5-of-8) and one free throw vs. Temple (11/26) ... Made two of first three 3-point attempts at Oregon State (12/3), helping Waves jump out to 8-0 lead ... Rebounded from a scoreless game at UC Riverside with a 17-point outburst at Colorado State (1/2), going 5-of-9 from 3-point range with three steals ... Totaled 30 points through a pair of contests vs. Gonzaga (1/13) and Portland (1/15), sinking 7-of-13 3-pointers ... Led Waves with 16 points in win at Loyola Marymount (1/22), hitting double figures for a fourth straight game ... Was one of three Waves to record five steals vs. Saint Mary's(2/3), setting game high ... Snapped out of a late-season two-game scoring funk with a nine-point outing vs. Santa Clara (2/26), in which she made 3-of-5 long-range jumpers.
2009-10/SOPHOMORE: Bounced back from injury to average 8.7 points and 2.9 rebounds as a redshirt sophomore ... Played in 27 games, starting 24, and averaged 21.2 minutes ... Led the team in three-pointers with 53, which ranks fifth in school single-season history ... Ranked fourth in the WCC in three-pointers made (2.0) and 10th in percentage (33.3%) ... Hit six three-pointers en route to a season-high 22 points vs. Portland (1/23) ... Also hit the 20-point mark at Cal Poly (11/21) ... Made six of nine three-pointers vs. Utah State (12/4) for 18 points ... Scored in double-figures 12 times ... Had multiple three-pointers in a game 14 times ... Other season highs were six rebounds (three times), four steals (twice), two assists (three times) and 39 minutes vs. Portland (1/23).
2008-09/REDSHIRT: Played the first six games of the season before injuring a knee and missing the rest of the season ... Was awarded a medical redshirt year ... Averaged 10.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.8 minutes, coming off the bench in all six games ... Scored in double-figures in four of the games and had nine points in the other two ... Had a season-high 15 points at Northern Arizona and made five of 10 three-pointers ... Had season highs of six rebounds, five assists and 17 minutes vs. Coppin State ... Posted a season-high four steals vs. Texas A&M along with 11 points ... Named to the Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS All-Tournament team.
2007-08/FRESHMAN: Named to the WCC All-Freshman squad ... Averaged 8.6 points and 2.8 rebounds ... In the WCC, ranked ninth in three-pointers per game (1.5) and 12th in three-point field goal percentage (30.9%) ... Appeared in all 28 games and started four ... Reached double-figures in scoring 13 times ... Had a season-high 18 points vs. Saint Mary's on 7-for-9 shooting ... Other season highs were 35 minutes (at Rutgers), nine rebounds (at Santa Clara), four assists (at Colorado), four blocked shots (vs. Cal State Bakersfield) and four steals (vs. Cal State Northridge and at Iowa State).
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Yosemite High School, located in Oakhurst, Calif., in 2007 ... Played varsity basketball for four years ... A two-time Fresno Bee Player of the Year ... Named the North Sequoia League MVP as a senior and shared the award as a junior ... Earned all-state first team honors as a junior and second team as a senior ... A McDonald's All-American nominee ... Averaged 24.5 points as a senior ... Set the school career records for points (2,235), rebounds (754), steals (577), assists (400) and three-pointers (228) ... Named the league's Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore ... Also earned all-league first team honors as a freshman ... Team won four league and CIF Central Section titles ... Named her high school's Athlete of the Year as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Mission Hills, Calif. ... Daughter of Debra Menton and Justin Elliott ... Has one sibling, Kert ... Career goals are to play in the WNBA, coach, teach or be a sports broadcaster ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is a prestigious school both academically and athletically and I have family close by. The team and coaches made me feel so welcome on my official visit."
FAVORITES: Hobbies include music, movies, traveling, wakeboarding, swimming, singing and dancing ... Lists her sports hero as Michael Jordan ... Favorite current pro basketball player is LeBron James ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite television show is Heroes ... Favorite musical artist is Michelle Branch ... Loves basketball for "the rush you feel when you get in that big game. I love the feeling you get when you can't hear anything but the crowd roaring in the stands."