Nov. 25, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind a balanced offense attack, paced by career-high's from both Katelyn McDaniel and Sophia Ederaine, the University of San Diego women's basketball team (3-1) rolled past San Jose State University (2-3), 91-52, Sunday afternoon in a non-conference game at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
McDaniel scored her career-high 20 points on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting performance from the field, while also adding in seven rebounds, dishing out a career-high three assists and recording one block. Ederaine meanwhile, scored here career-high 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field and she recorded eight rebounds, had a game-high six blocks, and added in a pair of assists. Maya Hood was the only other Torero to record double-digits, as she had 10 points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting from the field, while adding in a career-high five assists. All but three of the 14 players who stepped onto the court for the Toreros scored at least two or more points. As a team, USD shot .600 from the field, and the Toreros out rebounded the Spartans 48-36.
In the first half, a Klara Wischer lay-up gave USD the first points of the game at the 18:55 mark, and SJSU would quickly tie things up on a Emily Schill lay-up just 15 seconds later. But that is as close as the undermanned Spartans would come, as a Julia Bennett jumper in the paint sparked a 16-0 San Diego run that was capped on as Hood jumper to give USD all the momentum and a 18-2 lead.
SJSU's next field goal came at the 12:57 mark on a Ta'Rea Sunnigan lay-up. But the Toreros continued to push forward and would eventual lead by as many as 27 at 35-8 on a pair of Amy Kame free throws. USD would not look back, as they went into the locker room at halftime up 47-26.
In the second half, SJSU manned to grab the early momentum, as they raced out of the gates on a 5-2 run to pull back to within 18 at 49-31, forcing USD head coach Cindy Fisher into a timeout. Out of the break however, USD found its mojo once again, and regained the momentum, was they used a 8-1 run to gab a 57-32 lead.
USD simply went into cruise control at this moment and eventual would build up a lead to as many as 44 at 89-46 on a Tomisha Miller 3-pointer with 3:50 to go. USD would then cruise on into a 39-point victory to remain perfect at home.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday at 7 p.m. as they take on Boise State University in the Air Force Academy Tournament.
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