Nov. 17, 2012
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team (1-1) suffered its first loss of the season, as they fell to Cal Poly (2-1) 69-50, Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game at Mott Gym.
Alysse Barlow led the scoring effort for the Toreros, as she recorded 10 points on 5-of-14 shooting, while also recording five rebounds and dishing out four assists. Amy Kame and Maya Hood both recorded nine points, while both Kame and Klara Wischer each pulled down eight rebounds. As a team, USD shot .362 from the field, and were out rebounded 41-40.
Cal Poly's Kayla Griffin led the team with 16 points and seven rebounds while senior Nikol Allison came off the bench to add 11 points. Senior Ashley Cascio came off the bench to lead the team with five assists while adding six points. Senior Brittany Woodard scored nine points with six rebounds.
Cal Poly broke open a 6-6 game (15:20) with an 8-0 run capped by a jumper by Griffin. The Mustangs made it an 11 point lead (21-10) when Woodard connected on a three with 9:08 left in the half. Cal Poly held its largest lead of the half (37-20) with 1:22 when Allison made a layup. Cal Poly went into the break holding a 37-22 lead.
USD opened the second half and closed the lead to 12 (40-28) with 16:47 left in the game. The Mustangs responded and soon made it a 20 point lead (52-32) with 10:49 left on a layup by Taryn Garza.
USD would close the gap to 15 with 7:21 left on a layup by Hood and cut the lead to 13 with 3:42 remaining on a layup by Kame. But the Mustangs would not let up and built the lead back to 20 late in the game and settled for a 69-50 win.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday, as they host Northern Colorado in a 7 p.m. non-conference game inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.