Jan. 16, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego dropped five spots to No. 24 in the latest CollegeInsider.com's mid-major top-25 poll, after posting a 1-1 record this past week.
The Toreros split a pair of overtime games this past week, losing to BYU 57-54, and then bouncing back with a 88-78 overtime triumph over Loyola Marymount. In Thursday's loss to the Cougars, Amy Kame led all scorers with 25 points on 8-of-24 shooting, while also pulling down eight rebounds. Felicia Wijenberg had one of the best games of her career, as she recorded a career-high 14 points, pulled down seven rebounds and neutralized BYU's top post player, 6-7 Jennifer Hamson. As a team, USD shot .313 from the field, but USD did out rebound the Cougars 47-34.
In Saturday's victory over the Lions, the Toreros offense was sparked by four double-digit scoring performances, including a 21-point and 11-rebound double-double for the sophomore Katelyn McDaniel. McDaniel's 21 points on Saturday were also the highest of her career. Kame also had a great game, as she scored 18 points, while Maya Hood recorded 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Wijenberg was the final USD player in double figures, as she recorded a career-high 15 points and just missed a double-double with a season-high nine boards. As a team, USD shot .463 and dominated there glass 54-40.
The Toreros will return to action on Thursday, when they head up to Moraga to take on the Saint Mary's Gaels. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.