Toreros Hang on to Down UCLA, 63-57
USDTOREROS.COM Amber Sprague scored a season-high 30 points in the win.
Amber Sprague scored a season-high 30 points in the win.

Dec. 8, 2007

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team held off a late UCLA push to deal the Bruins a 63-57 loss in a non-conference game at USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the Toreros improve to 5-4 overall and defeated their first PAC-10 opponent since they last defeated UCLA during the 2001-02 season. With the loss, the Bruins fall to 4-4 overall.

Amber Sprague led all players with her season-high 30 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field, while also hauling down a game-high nine rebounds. Sprague also recorded two blocks and three steals. Sam Child put together her second consecutive double-figure performance with her career-high 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting from the field to go along with eight rebounds, one block and one steal. Senior guard Amanda Rego recorded a season-high 12 assists in the win and also recorded three steals. As a team, USD shot 41 percent from the floor and held a 41-38 advantage on the boards.

UCLA would grab the first basket of the game with Lindsey Pluimer's three pointer, but the Toreros in turn went on a 8-0 run. Morgan Henderson's jumper in the paint sparked the Toreros' run and Sprague's lay-up with 17:33 remaining capped things off for USD.

But the first half turned out to be a half of runs, as UCLA took their turn with a run as Regina Rogers' jumper with 17:00 remaining sparked a 7-0 UCLA run to give the Bruins back a brief 10-8 lead with 14:37 to go in the first half.

Sprague's lay-up with 13:39 remaining, ignited another Torero run as San Diego went on to take complete control of the first half with a 15-2 run. During the run, Sprague recorded 10 of the Toreros' 15 points as USD would build a 23-12 advantage with 8:54 remaining into he first half.



San Diego would maintain that double-digit lead for the remainder of the half to go into the break with a 34-26 lead.

In the second half, the Toreros came out clicking on all cylinders, as they used a 12-2 run over the first six minutes of play to build a 19-point lead at 47-28 on a pair of Kiva Herman free throws with just 13:53 to go in the contest.

UCLA's Nina Earl, then hit a lay-up to spark a huge UCLA comeback, as the Bruins went on a 19-2 run over the next seven minutes to pull back to within two of USD at 49-47 with just 6:16 remaining in the game.

After the Bruins would pull to within one at 52-51, the Toreros would regain their composure to go on a 6-1 run that was ignited by a pair of Sprague free throws and capped on a Child jumper to give the Toreros some breathing room with :53 second remaining.

The Torero would then hold on to that six point lead for the remainder of the game to claim the upset win and move back above .500.

For UCLA, the Toreros held the team's leading scorer Pluimer, who was averaging 14 point per game, to just six points. The lone Bruin in double figures was Earl, who had 12 points on 5-for-12 shooting from the field. As a team, the Bruins shot 37 percent from the floor.

USD will return to action on Saturday as they host the University of the Pacific Tigers in a 4 p.m. non-conference game that will be aired live locally on Channel 4 at 4 p.m. inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

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