Jan. 12, 2013
With 12 seconds left in regulation and LMU down 70-73, the Lions inbounded the ball and brought it down the court to throw up a quick three, but Lions guard Danielle Pruitt was fouled on her shot attempt.
Despite the pressure, Pruitt kept her poise and drained all three foul shots, tying the score at 73. Then with just 2 seconds remaining, Klara Wischer launched a 3/4 court shot and the ball rimed out at the buzzer, as they two teams would then head to overtime.
In the overtime period, Hazel Ramirez scored the first point on the back-end of a pair of free throws for LMU, but a Felicia Wijenberg lay-up then ignited a 11-0 San Diego run over the next four minutes to give the Toreros a 10-point lead at 84-74 with 49 seconds left. The Toreros never looked back, as they then cruised their way to the 88-78 victory.
At the first half tip, the Lions forced an up-tempo style of play that kept the Toreros on their heels. After a quick series of back and forth baskets, LMU hit the gas and went on an 11-2 run over three minutes, bringing the score to 17-8, with 14:39 left in the first period.
The Toreros fought back and responded with a dominant 15-2 run of their own, leading 23-19 with 7:22 left before halftime.
LMU managed to find its footing and started to take back offensive control.
With the Lions up by four and less than 30 seconds on the clock, USD forward Klara Wischer hit a jumper and Alysse Barlow stole the ensuing inbound pass and laid it up, tying the game at 35 before the halftime buzzer.
Coming out of the locker room, the Lions took control of the second half, forcing a 48-40 lead with 15:48 left in the game.
But like the first half, the Toreros rallied, forcing nine consecutive points on the scoreboard to take the lead with 13:11 on the clock.
It would be all USD for the next seven minutes as missed LMU foul shots and the Toreros' ability to clean the offensive glass culminated into a 13-4 run and a 10-point advantage for USD.
LMU remained resilient and retaliated to narrow the USD advantage to just two points with 1:16 left on the clock.
The Lions were forced to start fouling with 15 seconds remaining, but USD forward Katelyn McDaniel hit only one of two from the line.
Pruitt's clutch foul shooting at the end of regulation gave the Lions a chance at the win, but the Toreros garnered some late game tenacity and secured the 88-78 victory.
The Toreros offense was sparked by four double-digit scoring performances, including a 21 point and 11 rebound double-double for the sophomore McDaniel. McDaniel's 21 points on Saturday were also the highest of her career. Amy Kame also had a great game, as she scored 18 points, while Maya Hood recorded 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Felicia Wijenberg was the final USD player in double figures, as she recorded 15 points and just missed a double-double with nine boards. As a team, USD shot .463 and dominated there glass 54-40.
The Toreros will hope to maintain their momentum as they head to a road contest against WCC-leading Saint Mary's on Thursday at 7 p.m.
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