Dec. 10, 2012
WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE: The University of San Diego women's basketball team (6-2) will hit the road on Wednesday as they travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in an 10 a.m. (PT) non-conference game. The Toreros will then return home on Saturday for a 2 p.m. showdown with Long Beach State inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
LAST TIME OUT: The University of San Diego women's basketball team came up on the losing end of a close one, falling to cross-town rival, the San Diego State University Aztecs, 58-54, on Saturday afternoon halting the Toreros five-game winning streak. Both teams kept each other in check throughout the opening minutes, but the Toreros (6-2) turned on the gas and created a 12-0 run over nine minutes to bring the game to 25-14 with 4:28 left in the half. The Aztecs (5-3) wouldn't be undone however, and forced 9 straight points to cut the Torero advantage to just two points. USD managed to keep SDSU in check, closing out the first half with a 29-25 lead. Coming out of the locker room, the Aztecs rallied off of their late second half momentum and kept USD on its heels. After taking the lead, SDSU widened the gap on an 11-2 run over the next five minutes, leading 47-39, with 7:11 left on the clock. The Toreros managed to regroup and fight back, leveling the contest at 52 points a piece with 1:22 left in regulation. A quick SDSU four points forced the Toreros to start fouling, but the Aztecs managed to maintain the lead through the buzzer, finishing it off with the 58-54 victory. Junior guard Amy Kame and sophomore guard Alysse Barlow led the scoring effort for USD, as both players had 12 points. Forward Klara Wischer managed to haul in a career-high 15 rebounds, while Maya Hood added in 10 points. As a team, USD shot .324 from the field and was slightly edged in rebounds at 48-47.
SCOUTING THE SUN DEVILS: Arizona State enters the game with an overall record of 5-4 after picking up a win 68-59 road win over Boston College this past Sunday. The Sun Devils lead the all-time series at 6-1, and have won the last three meetings. ASU is led offensively by senior forward Janae Fulcher, who is averaging a team-best 10.7 ppg, while shooting .578 from the field. Senior guard Micela Pickens is the next leading scorer with an average of 8.6 ppg.
SCOUTING THE 49ERS: Long Beach State enters the week with an overall record of 4-4 after dropping a heartbreaking 68-67 decision to Santa Clara this past Sunday. LBSU is led offensively by sophomore guard Alex Sanchez, who is averaging a team-best 13.5 ppg, while shooting .427 from the field. The next highest scorer for the 49ers is sophomore guard Bianka Balthazar, who is scoring 8.7 ppg.
A LOOK AHEAD: The Toreros will host Long Beach State on Saturday at 2 p.m., and then they will have a little over a week and a half off before returning to the floor as they host the Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic on Dec. 28-30th. USD will open play on the 28th with a 6 p.m. game against Central Michigan.
DOUBLE THE PLEASURE, DOUBLE THE FUN: USD senior forward Klara Wischer recorded her first collegiate double-double in Tuesday's win over Point Loma, as she recorded a career-high 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Wischer scored her career-high 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, while also recording two steals, and one assist.
KAME HAS ANOTHER SOLID WEEK: Junior guard Amy Kame helped lead USD to a 1-1 record this past week, and she paced the USD scoring effort with 15.0 ppg, while averaging 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Kame began the week with an 18-point outburst in the win against Point Loma, while hauling in five rebounds and recording seven assists. She then had a 10-point and four rebound game against cross-town rival San Diego State in a losing effort. Overall, Kame continues to lead the scoring effort at USD with an average of 16.4 ppg, and she is second on the team in rebounds with 6.3 boards-per-game, not to mention she leads the team in steals (31) and assists (40).
MY, OH, MY, OH MAYA: Freshman sensation Maya Hood continues her impressive start to the season, posted her fourth double-digit scoring performance of the season in Saturday's loss to San Diego State. Against SDSU, Hood poured in 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting form the field in only 21 minutes of action. Hood has now scored in double figures in four of the first eight games, and in the other four games, she has scored eight twice, nine one and six once. Overall, Hood is USD's second leading scorer with an average of 10.0 ppg, while shooting an impressive .644 from the field.
A LOOK BACK AT THE STREAK: San Diego saw its season-high five-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday with a heartbreaking 58-54 loss to cross-town rival San Diego State. During this five-game winning streak, USD averaged 80.2 ppg, while shooting .507 from the field and holding opponents to just a .311 shooting percentage. Three players averaged double figures, paced by Amy Kame's 18.0 ppg. USD also out rebounded their opponents 161-109 in this stretch.
USD ON THE ROAD: USD has had just two road contests this season so far, and they are 1-1 in these games. The Toreros are averaging 62.0 ppg on the road, while shooting .419 from the field. USD's defense is holding opponents to just .385 shooting form the field, and both Amy Kame (13.0 ppg) and Alysse Barlow (12.0 ppg) are averaging double figures in road games.
PROTECT THIS HOUSE: San Diego is 4-1 at the Jenny Craig Pavilion this season. While at home, the Toreros are averaging 79.8 points per game on .453 shooting. They are holding their opponents to just .319 shooting from the field while winning by an average margin of 33.8 points per game.
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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