Toreros Cruise Past Royals for Sixth Straight Win
Katelyn McDaniel scored eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win.

Katelyn McDaniel scored eight points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win.

Nov. 29, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Behind junior forward Katelyn McDaniel's first double-double of the season, the University of San Diego women's basketball team remained perfect on the season at 6-0, as they cruised to a 86-65 win over Hope International University Friday evening in a non-conference game at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

With the win, not only did USD improve to 6-0, but it matches the best start in program history with the 2006-07 team. USD does return to action on Sunday with a 1 p.m. game against Weber State, and should USD win that game, they would be the first Torero team to ever open a season 7-0.

McDaniel recorded her first double-double of the season with a season-high 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while pulling down 11 rebounds. Both Felicia Wijenberg and Sophia Ederaine added in 14 points a piece, while Malina Hood (11 points) and Kameron Knutson (12 points) were the final Toreros in double figures this evening. As a team, USD shot .486 from the field, and out rebounded the Royals 41-32.

For the Royals, Andrina Rendon scored a game-high 29 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field, while Brittany Bauman was the only other player in double figures, as she scored 11. As a team, HIU shot .467 from the field.

In the first half, USD wasted no time, as they raced out to a 12-2 lead over the first 4:15 of action to take complete control of the momentum. USD and HIU them yo-yoed back and forth trading baskets over the next few minutes, as USD maintained a double-digit lead. USD would then begin to pull further and further ahead, and went on to build up a lead to as many as 19 on a pair of McDaniel free throws with 5:19 to go. USD never looked back, as they went into the locker room at halftime with a 54-36 advantage.



In the second half, the Royals came out on fire, as they went on a 7-0 run over the first 1:20 of play to cut the deficit down to 11 points on a Rendon 3-pinter. USD then began to hit their shots and held the Royals off, as they quickly pushed the lead back to 16 at 61-45 on a Wijenberg lay-up with 15:09 to go. USD then found themselves back up by 19 on a Hood 3-pointer with 10:28 to go, and never looked back. The Toreros would eventually build up a lead top as many as 25 on a Brooke Jelniker lay-up with 1:35 to go, before settling for the 86-65 win.

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