Nov. 10, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team (1-0) tipped off the 2012-13 season with a convincing 69-44 home win over Cal State San Marcos (2-2) Saturday afternoon.
Junior guard Amy Kame paced the Toreros with an all-around effort, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and five steals.
The Toreros opened up a 24-6 lead early on and never trailed in the game, holding the Cougars to 30.2 percent shooting from the field and outrebounding them 49-36.
After falling behind early, the Cougars put together an 11-0 run to bring the score to 24-17 with just under two minutes remaining in the first half, before the Toreros extended the lead to 30-19 as both teams headed into the locker room at halftime.
The Toreros picked up right where they left off in the first half, opening up the second half on an 18-3 run to give the Toreros a 48-22 advantage, their largest lead of the game.
Junior forward Felicia Wijenberg scored eight of her 12 points in the second half to help the Toreros cruise to the 69-44 victory.
Newcomers Alysse Barlow and Maya Hood both made an impact in their first appearances as a Torero. Barlow, a point guard transfer from Hutchinson Community College, recorded eight assists and four steals to go along with her seven points in her first career start as a Torero. Hood, a true freshman from La Jolla, scored ten points (5-11) and hauled in eight rebounds in her first collegiate game.
Kame posted career highs in rebounds (11), steals (5), and blocks (3), but she wasn't the only Torero setting personal marks. Senior guard Julia Bennett chipped in a career high nine points and sophomore forward Katelyn McDaniel collected a career best nine rebounds.
The Toreros return to the hardwood next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. when they travel to take on Cal Poly (0-1).