Dec. 1, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Behind a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds from junior guard Amy Kame, the University of San Diego women's basketball team cruised to a 74-43 non-conference game against the Air Force Academy Saturday afternoon.
Kame scored her team-high 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field, while pulling down a team-best 10 rebounds, and adding in seven assists and seven steals. Alysse Barlow was the second of three Toreros in double figures, as she scored 14 points, and Katelyn McDaniel added in 13 points. As a team, USD shot .475 from the field and out rebounded the Falcons 41-35. For their efforts this week, McDaniel was named to the All-Tournament team, and Kame was tabbed the tournament's MVP.
In the first half, a Kame lay-up ignited a 6-1 USD run that was capped on a Kame lay-up to give USD the early momentum with 17:33 to go. Air Force then responded with an 11-6 run to pull to within four at 12-8 with 14:39 to go. A McDaniel jumper then ignited a 7-0 San Diego run to give USD their first double-digit lead at 19-8 with 11:05 to go. From this point on, it was all USD, as they would continue to build their lead and went into the break up by 19 at 37-18.
In the second half, USD picked up right where they left off, as they quickly built up a 20-point lead at 45-25 on a Klara Wischer lay-up with 16:19 to go. USD would then manage to maintain a 20-23 point lead over the next eight minutes of action. USD would eventually build up a lead to as many as 31 at 64-33 on a pair of McDaniel free throws. USD would eventually win by that same 31-point margin at 77-43
The Toreros will return to action on Tuesday as they host Point Loma University in a 7 p.m. non-conference game inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.