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WCC Women's Basketball Recaps

Dec. 3, 2006

TCU - 74
Pepperdine - 56

MALIBU, Calif. - TCU opened the second half of Sunday's contest on a 15-6 run and to break open what was a 34-34 tie at the half as the Lady Frogs ended Pepperdine's four-game win streak with a 74-56 victory in Fort Worth, Texas.

Teiosha George scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. Texas native Shannon Johnson had 12 points and Daphanie Kennedy added 11 for Pepperdine (6-3).

Pepperdine outscored TCU (4-3) 9-1 during a three-minute span midway through the first half to erase an eight-point deficit and tie the game at 23.

Johnson's two free throws with 2:45 remaining in the first half provided Pepperdine with its largest lead of the game 31-27.

TCU trailed just in the second half after Nakeya Isabell's lone trey put Pepperdine up 39-38 just over two minutes into the half.

TCU's Ashley Davis scored a career-high 23 points and Lori Butler-Rayford added 16. The Lady Frog's bench outscored Pepperdine 20-10.

Pacific - 75
Saint Mary's - 67

Moraga, CA - The Saint Mary's women's basketball team fell at home to the Pacific Tigers 75-67 Sunday afternoon from McKeon Pavilion. Senior forward Eghosa Obaiza led the Gaels on the floor and on the glass with 14 points and nine rebounds. After the day, Saint Mary's falls to 2-5 on the season.

On top of Obaiza's near double-double, junior guard Lauren Shaughnessy added 11 points and four assists while sophomore guard Jontelle Smith poured in 11 and also added four assists.

Sophomore Karen Dawkins posted a career-high 26 points on the day and grabbed 13 rebounds to post her fourth double-double of the season for the Tigers. Also getting in on the action at the glass, sophomore Whitney Price pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds.

Saint Mary's held an early lead all the way up to the 12-minute mark in the first half but Pacific evened the score at eight and never looked back.

The Tigers went on a 24-10 run to close out the half. Pacific shot 41-percent on 12-of-29 shooting in the period. The Gaels staggered at a 29-percent clip on 7-of-24 shooting.

Saint Mary's though rallied in the second half and out-scored Pacific 49-43. The Gaels shot 50-percent in the period to finish the game at a 42-percent mark.

SMC pulled to within nine making the score 44-53 with 10:44 left but UP held off the surging Gaels matching baskets down the stretch.

Junior guard Serena Benavente chipped in with six points and a game-high six assists while senior forward Sheridan Arredondo added five points and six boards.

Kelsey Lavender added 16 points for Pacific on an impressive 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Three other Tigers chipped in eight apiece.

Saint Mary's will return to action when it heads down to San Diego to face the Aztecs. Tip-off is scheduled for Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. from Cox Arena.

Boise State - 47
San Diego - 29

BOISE, Idaho - The University of San Diego women's basketball team saw their undefeated season come to an end Sunday afternoon with a 47-29 loss to Boise State University in a non-conference game at the Taco Bell Arena.

With the loss, the Toreros fall to 6-1 overall and saw their six-game winning streak come to an end. With the win, the Broncos improve to 4-3 overall.

The Toreros were held to a season-low 18 percent shooting from the floor and for the first time this season, not one player was in double figures. Sabine Loewe and Morgan Henderson led the team in scoring with eight points a piece and Amanda Rego pulled down a team-best nine rebounds.

Boise State jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and then Kelly Winther hit a three-pointer to spark a 10-0 USD run to give the Toreros the early momentum at 11-4. But USD's shooting slump began as the Toreros only hit one field goal for the remaining 7:45 in the period. Boise State outscored USD 15-3 for the remainder of the half to take a 21-14 lead going into the break.

USD ended their eight-minute field goal drought when Sabine Loewe hit a lay-up shortly into the second period. However San Diego didn't fare much better in the second half as they went 5-for-23 from the floor, compared to that of Boise State, who went 11-for-30 from the floor and outscored San Diego 26-15 for the half to claim the 18 point win.

Michelle Hessing, who had a game-high 10 points and also pulled down eight rebounds, led Boise State offensively. San Diego's defense did hold the Broncos to 35 percent shooting from the floor.

The Toreros will look to return to their winning ways as they return to the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Wednesday when they host Long Beach State in a non-conference game at 7 p.m.