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Toreros cruise past Roadrunners 78-69
Dec. 16, 2017

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The USD women’s basketball (7-4) team cruised past UT San Antonio 78-69 inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion Saturday evening. The Toreros scored 35 points in the first quarter and then maintained a double-digit lead for the majority of the game.

The Toreros had three players score in double-figures, led by Alexandra Hagen’s career high 25 points. Sydney Williams and Maya Hood each scored 16 points and Hood notched a double-double with 10 rebounds. Williams has scored at least 16 points in each of the past three games.

The Toreros shot 49 percent and never trailed the entire game. They forced 20 turnovers which resulted in 23 points. USD had 18 assists while the Roadrunners had just six.

Early in the first quarter the Toreros had a stretch where they made nine out of ten shots, which was part of an 8-0 run which gave them a 17-9 lead. The Toreros held the lead for the rest of the game.

USD scored a season-high 35 first quarter points. They shot 70 percent (14-for-20) with Alexandra Hagen and Sydney Williams each scoring ten points.

 

 

The Toreros built their lead to 18 points (47-29), but the Roadrunners responded with a 9-0 run to cut the score to 47-38 late in the second quarter. USD scored the final four points of the half to take a 51-38 lead in to the locker room. For the first this season, the Toreros had three players in double-digits at the half. Hagen had 16, Williams had 12 and Maya Hood had 11 points.

The closest Roadrunners would get in the second half is eight points, while USD pushed their lead to as large as 14 points.

UTSA was led by Crystal Chidomere’s 23 points. Marie Benson (15) and Carlie Heineman (11) also had double-digits.

The Toreros have an extended break for the holidays. Their next game will be the beginning of conference play December 28 at San Francisco.

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