Pair Of Pacific Grads To Continue Women's Basketball Careers In Europe
A pair of Pacific women's basketball graduates will continue their careers in Europe as Eli Lopez Sagrera has accepted a post-graduate scholarship in Ireland and and Mauriana Clayton signed professionally in Greece.
Lopez Sagrera will pursue her master's degree in International Business while attending Griffith College in Dublin, Ireland. She will play on the Griffith College Swords.
Clayton signed with Olympiakos Volou 1937, in the Greece A-2 League. Olympiakos Volou won the North Division last season.
In two years with the Tigers, Lopez Sagrera appeared in 48 games with 14 starts. She scored 151 points with 109 rebounds, 21 assists, 16 steals and eight blocked shots. The forward connected on 60 field goals on 147 attempts (41 percent) while averaging just over 10 minutes per contest.
The well-traveled 6-2 forward is a native of Barcelona, Spain, where she attended Joaquin Blume high school while playing club basketball. She started her collegiate career at the College of Southern Idaho, where she played for two seasons. She helped the Eagles compile a 29-4 record in the 2013-14 campaign, capturing the Scenic West Athletic Conference championship. She earned All-Region honors as a sophomore before transferring to Pacific for the 2015-16 season.
Lopez Sagrera graduated from Pacific in May with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, with an International Business concentration.
Clayton played in 57 games in two years at Pacific, starting 28 games. She shot 49.7 percent from the field, hitting 96-of-193 attempts, including 51 percent from inside the three-point arc. She scored 241 points with 279 rebounds, while blocking 24 shots and adding 23 steals in 15.5 minutes per game.
The 6-2 post player from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. began her collegiate career at Central Arizona College, where she averaged 7.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. After two years, the Bishop Amat High School graduate transferred to Pacific.
Clayton graduated in May with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Communications.
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