Nov. 23, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a career-high 28 points from junior guard Amy Kame, the University of San Diego women's basketball team (2-1) cruised to a 78-44 victory over the University of Northern Colorado (1-3) Friday evening in a non-conference game at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Kame scored her career-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field, while also tying a season-high in assists with five, and added in a block, three rebounds and two steals. Felicia Wijenberg also had a productive night, as she recorded nine points, while both Maya Hood and Alysse Barlow chipped in with eight points a piece. As a team, USD shot an impressive .526 from the field, while out rebounding the visitors 47-28.
For the Bears, D'shara Strange led the scoring effort with 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting form the field, while Lauren Oosdyke was the only other player in double figures with 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting from the field. As a team, Northern Colorado shot .333 from the field.
In the first half, a Kame jumper ignited a 6-2 Torero run to open the game and gave the Toreros the early momentum with 16:30 to go. The Bears then managed to hang around with the Toreros for the next several minutes, as they didn't trail by more than six over the next six minutes of action.
Then a pair of Kame free-throws at the 10:12 mark, sparked a 8-2 USD run that was capped on a Barlow jumper to give USD a 12-point edge with 6:58 to go. UNC would eventually cut the lead down to seven at 28-21 on a Strange jumper with 3:29 to go, but that is as close as they would get for the rest of the game. USD answered right back with a 3-pointer by Klara Wischer, and USD closed out the half on a 9-2 run to take a 14-point lead into the break.
In the second half, USD kept the pedal to the medal, as they used a 7-0 run over the first three minutes of the frame to take a 21-point lead at 44-23, thanks to a pair of Katelyn McDaniel
free throws with 16:19 to go. USD would then begin to slowly open that margin wider and wider over the remainder of the half, and eventually took a lead by as many as 38 on a Brooke Jelniker
3-pointer with 2:00 to go, before settling for a 34-point win.
The Toreros will return to action on Sunday, as they host San Jose State in a 2 p.m. non-cnference game inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.