March 8, 2013
TIP OFF: The University of San Diego women's basketball team (20-8, 12-4 WCC) will open their play in the upcoming WCC Tournament on Saturday against the third-seeded Saint Mary's College in the semi-finals round. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT: Behind five Toreros scoring in double figures, and a huge second half surge, the University of San Diego women's basketball team recorded their 20th win of the season, with a 84-66 win over Santa Clara University Saturday afternoon at the Leavy Center. Senior forward Klara Wischer recorded a career-high 21 points to lead all scorers, and she pulled down 10 rebounds to post a double-double. Katelyn McDaniel scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, while Felicia Wijenberg added in 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Maya Hood had 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting and Malina Hoodrecorded a career-high 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field. As a team, USD shot .544 from the field and out rebounded the Broncos 32-28. In the first half, the Broncos jumped out to an early lead, as a Ruta Zurauskyte jumper ignited a 10-2 SCU run over the first 4:10 of the game. A Klara Wischerjumper then sparked a 12-2 Torero run over the next five minutes of action to give USD the momentum and a 14-12 lead with 9:05 to go. After the Broncos pulled even with the Toreros at 14-all, a Malina Hoodjumper ignited a 6-0 San Diego run to give USD back some breathing room and a 20-14 lead with 6:52 to go. The two teams then began to trade basket-for-basket over the remainder of the frame, and SCU would manage to close the gap down to one at 30-29 heading into half time. San Diego went on a 7-0 run over one minute in the early part of the second half to get out on top by nine points at 40-31. Hood scored five points during the run. A jumper by Zurauskyte ended the run at the 16:33 mark. The Toreros got the lead to double-digits for the first time on a layup by Hood at the 14:30 mark but the Broncos answered with a free throw and a layup to make the score 45-38 with just under 13 minutes remaining. A three by Fulps with 10:42 left got the deficit down to six points but the Toreros were able to answer and stretch their lead. Wischer knocked down two free throws with 8:03 left to put San Diego up 60-47. After Brooke Gallaway made two free throws, San Diego went on a 6-0 over 56 seconds to push the lead out to 66-49. Fulps hit two free throws at the 6:26 mark to end the run and make the score 66-51. Gilday followed with a jumper on the next Bronco possession. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way and San Diego closed out the 84-66 win.
SCOUTING THE GAELS: Saint Mary's enters the game with an overall record of 20-9 after defeating Portland, 54-51, on Friday in the quarter final game of the WCC Tournament. The Gaels lead the all-tome series at 37-25, but the Toreros have won the last four meetings, including both match-ups this season. The Gaels are led offensively by Jackie Nared, who is averaging 16.7 ppg, while shooting .393 from the field. Two other Gaels are averaging double figures in Danielle Mauldin (14.1 ppf, 10.8 rpg) and Kate Gaze (11.1 ppg). The Gaels are under the direction of seventh-year head coach, Paul Thomas. During his tenure in Moraga, Thomas has posted an overall record of 100-82.
TOREROS IN THE WCC TOURNAMENT: San Diego has claimed three WCC Tournament championships (1993, 2000, 2008) and are aiming to win their second under head coach Cindy Fisher. USD has posted an 15-12 all-time record in the WCC tournament and are 3-1 in WCC Championship games.
CLOSING IN ON 200: Head Coach Cindy Fisher is closing in on her 200th career win, as she currently sits at 199 wins. Coach Fisher could eclipse the 200 win mark with a win on Saturday.
BACK-TO-BACK 20 WIN SEASONS?: With San Diego's win over Santa CLara, they have captured their third 20-win season in program history. This also marks the first time in program history that USD has won back-to-back 20-win seasons, as last year USD posted the best record in program history at 26-9, reaching the Final Four of the WNIT. USD also won 21 games in the 2006-07 season.
TRIO OF TOREROS EARN ALL-WCC ACCOLADES: The University of San Diego women's basketball team had three players honored on the All-West Coast Conference teams, highlighted by first-team selection Amy Kame. Taking home Newcomer of the Year honors is freshman guard Maya Hood, while Katelyn McDaniel and Hood were named to the Honorable Mention team. Hood was also selected as a member of the All-Freshman team.
BYUTV TO AIR WCC GAMES: BYUTV will once again be airing the WCC Tournament women's basketball games all they way up to the championship game. USD's semifinal game will be aired live on BYUTV. The championship game however, will be aired live on ESPNU. The Toreros are 0-2 in televised games this season, lost to San Diego State and BYU. Calling the play-by-play action will be Dave McCann and Steve Cleveland will provide color analysis.
BRAINS AND BASKETBALL: The University of San Diego women's basketball team had four players named to the All-West Coast Conference All-Academic team. Both junior guard Amy Kame and Sophomore forward Sophia Ederaine were selected the All-Academic team, while both sophomore forward Katelyn McDaniel and senior forward Klara Wischer were named honorable mention. At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to her team.
TOREROS ON A ROLL: San Diego has won nine of their last 10 games, to move to 12-4 in the WCC, good for a the second seed at the WCC Tournament. During this streak, the Toreros have averaged 67.1 ppg, while holding their opponents to just 55.4 ppg...USD is averaging 40.0 boards-per-game and the opponents are pulling down 31.8 rpg...the Toreros are shooting .458 form the field, while holding opponents to just a .388 shooting percentage...Maya Hood is pacing the Toreros offense with 13.8 ppg, while Katelyn McDaniel is averaging 13.4 ppg and Amy Kame is averaging 12.1 ppg.
DOUBLE THE PLEASURE, DOUBLE THE FUN: Senior forward Klara Wischer helped lead USD to a 84-66 win over Santa Clara, which locked up the No. 2 seed in the WCC Tournament. This is the highest seeding USD has ever received in the WCC Tournament in program history. Wischer took the team on her shoulders, as he recorded a career-high 21 points, while also dishing out a career-high 10 assists for a double-double. She went 8-for-9 (889) from the field, and was perfect at the charity stripe (4-for-4). On the season, Wischer is leading the team in rebounding at 7.2 rpg, while also averaging 7.8 rpg.
BLOCKING HER WAY INTO HISTORY: Sophomore forward Sophia Ederaine has been getting a lot more minutes as of late, and she is making the most of her opportunity. Ederaine once again is finding herself in the USD record books for single-season blocked shots. She currently has 51, which is good for 10th all-time at USD in single-season records. The 54 is just three shy of her freshman output of 54. Her 105 total career blocks places her fifth at USD in career blocked shots category.
KAME NAMED PRESEASON ALL-WCC: The Toreros welcome back one All-WCC performer from a year ago in the form of Amy Kame. Kame, a 6-0 junior guard from Grand Junction, Colo., made a splash in her second season with the team, as she took home All-WCC honorable mention accolades for the first time last season. Kame was USD's third leading scorer on the season, as she scored an average of 11.4 ppg. In WCC games, Kame averaged 11.0 ppg, while shooting .424 from the field in conference games. Kame managed to score in double figures in 15 of the 22 games she played in. Kame scored a career-high of 24 points against Portland on Mar. 2, 2012.
TOREROS TABBED TO FINISH FOURTH IN PRESEASON POLL: The University of San Diego women's basketball team was tabbed to finish fourth in the West Coast Conference preseason coaches poll. Brigham Young University has been selected to win the WCC women's basketball championship in a preseason poll of the WCC's nine head coaches. The Cougars received five out of a possible eight first-place votes (coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team), just one more first-place vote than second-place Gonzaga. This is the first time in five years that a team other than Gonzaga has selected by the coaches to win the WCC (San Diego, 2007-08).
GAMETRACKER AVAILABLE: All San Diego women's basketball home and select road games can be followed live via Gametracker on the Toreros athletic web site at www.usdtoreros.com. Gametracker is a service of CBS College Sports, the official web provider for San Diego athletics, and is a real time update of the action.
CAN YOU SEE ME?: All USD home games, as well as select road games, will be streamed live via video on the athletics department website. Fans can watch all the action live from the comfort of their home by logging onto usdtoreros.com. Former USD basketball standout Paula Bott provides all the live play-by-play this season. This service a free of charge for all who wish to watch the broadcast.
MEET THE COACH: Head coach Cindy Fisher is entering her eighth season at the helm of the Toreros program. She was named the program's third head coach on April 19, 2005. The 2012-13 season was a historical one for the Toreros, as it is now the greatest season in program history. Under Fisher's tutelage, the Toreros soared to new heights, and were in uncharted waters. USD posted a program best 26-9 overall record, posted a 12-4 mark in WCC play (the most wins in WCC play in program history) and they recorded the program's first ever post season win. Not only was the first ever post season win, but the Toreros advanced all the way to the Final Four of the WNIT, before falling to eventual WNIT champions Oklahoma State. In 2008, Fisher led USD to the WCC Tournament championship and back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight seasons. In only her second season at the helm of the program, Fisher orchestrated the biggest turn around in school history, a 12-game improvement from 9-19 in the 2005-06 season to a 21-9 record in 2006-07 season. The turn around was the fourth best in the nation. Under her tutelage, the Toreros placed three players on the All-WCC lists highlighted by Amanda Rego being named the WCC Co-Player of the Year. For her efforts, Fisher was named the 2007 WCC Co-Coach of the Year.
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