Jan. 8, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -The University of San Diego women's basketball team has inched up one spot to No. 19 in the latest CollegeInside.com's mid-major top-25 poll after posting a 1-1 record this past week.
The Toreros began West Coast Conference action this past week, as they dropped a 77-57 decision to defending WCC regular-season champion Gonzaga University, who is ranked No. 1 in the CollegeInsider.com's mid-major top-25 poll. The Toreros then rallied back and picked up as huge 69-63 road WCC win over Portland this past Saturday.
In Thursday's loss to the Bulldogs, Amy Kame led the team's offense, as she scored a team-best 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the field, while also pulling down five rebounds. Katelyn McDaniel was the second leading scorer with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting, while Brooke Jelniker recorded a career-high nine points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field. As a team, USD shot .447 from the field, and was out rebounded 41-32.
In Saturday's win over Portland, McDaniel recorded a double-double with 15 points on 6-of-16 shooting from the field, and she pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds. Kame led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, while also going a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Klara Wischer had a near double-double, as she recorded 16 points and pulled down nine boards, while Maya Hoodrecorded 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field. As a team, USD shot .435, and out rebounded the Pilots 44-32.
The Toreros will return to action on Thursday, then they welcome the defending WCC Tournament champion Brigham Young University to the Jenny Craig Pavilion for a 7 p.m. showdown.
NOTE:The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt, West Coast.
The CollegeInsider.com Women's Mid-Major Top 25 is now in its third season of existence.