Jan. 30, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's basketball team moved up to No. 22 in the latest Collegeinsider.com Mid Major top-25 poll, after posting a perfect 2-0 record this past week.
The Toreros picked up a pair of wins over both Portland and Pepperdine this past week. In Thursday's 72-54 win over Portland, the Toreros were, once again, led by junior Amy Kame. After scoring 14 points in the first half, Kame finished with a game-high 16 points to go along with her four assists. Freshman Maya Hood continued her impressive rookie campaign, scoring 12 points, and senior Klara Wischer chipped in 13 points to round out the Toreros' double-digit scorers. Sophomore Katelyn McDaniel hauled in a team-high nine rebounds.
Then in Saturday's 79-61 thumping of Pepperdine, USD shot .582 from the floor, including a .607 shooting percentage in the first half as a team. McDaniel led all scorers with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field, while also pulling down eight rebounds. Klara Wischer was the second Torero in double figures, with 17 points, and just missed a double-double with eight assists, while Maya Hood added in 16 points and pulled down eight boards. The Toreros also dominated the boards with a 43-21 advantage for the game. USD also held the Waves to just .390 shooting from the floor.
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.