Toreros Hold off Pilots for First WCC Win
USDTOREROS.COM Katelyn McDaniel.
Katelyn McDaniel.

Jan. 5, 2013

Box Score

PORTLAND, Ore. - Behind Katelyn McDaniel's first career double-double and three other Toreros scoring in double figures, the University of San Diego women's basketball team (9-5, 1-1 WCC) picked up their first West Coast Conference win of the season with a 69-63 victory over the University of Portland (5-10, 0-2 WCC).

McDaniel recorded her double-double with 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field, and she pulled down 11 rebounds. Amy Kame led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, while also going a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Klara Wischer had a near double-double, as she recorded 16 points and pulled down nine boards, while Maya Hood recorded 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field. As a team, USD shot .435, and out rebounded the Pilots 44-32.

In the first half, the first few minutes was a back and forth affair, as both teams took their turn with the lead and neither team had a lead bigger than two. Then with the score at 6-4 in favor of USD, a Kame lay-up sparked a 10-2 Torero run to give USD the momentum and a 10-point lead at 16-6 with 14:17 to go. The two teams would then begin to trade basket-for-basket for the reminder of the half, with USD maintaining a 6-10 point lead, and the Toreros would eventually go into the break up nine at 34-25.

In the second half, Portland opened the frame on an 8-0 run to pull back to within one at 34-33 with 18:16 to go. USD then put together an 11-5 run to regain control of the momentum and build up a seven-point lead at 45-38 with 13:30 to go on a McDaniel lay-up.

The Pilots would then manage to stay close to the Toreros for the remainder of the frame, and eventually pulled back to within two at 63-61 with 4:06 to go. Both teams then went cold from the field and with 54 seconds remaining, Wischer hit a lay-up to give USD a four-point lead. The Toreros then proceeded to hit four free throws down the stretch to hold on a claim the win.



USD will return to action on Thursday, when they host Brigham Young University in a 7 p.m. WCC game inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99

Video Thumbnail
Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler

Video Thumbnail
CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN

Video Thumbnail
USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC

Video Thumbnail
Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game

Video Thumbnail
San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic

Video Thumbnail
Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend

Video Thumbnail
USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops

Video Thumbnail
Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell

Video Thumbnail
Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far

Video Thumbnail
WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day

Video Thumbnail
Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win

Video Thumbnail
Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner

Video Thumbnail
Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego

Video Thumbnail
Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season

Video Thumbnail
Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game

Video Thumbnail
Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win

Video Thumbnail
LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night

Video Thumbnail
ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare

Video Thumbnail
Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015

Video Thumbnail
CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak

Video Thumbnail
Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second

Video Thumbnail
SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival

Video Thumbnail
WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win

Video Thumbnail
2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico

Video Thumbnail
Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
Video Thumbnail
Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
Video Thumbnail
Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
Video Thumbnail
2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


  • Loading Tweets...
    1 second ago

West Coast Conference USD
» «