Feb. 1, 2007
WCC Women's Basketball All-Access
The WCC women's basketball All-Access video streaming package continues this week, as San Diego travels to San Francisco for a Saturday afternoon contest. The Toreros will look to keep pace with Gonzaga atop the conference standings, while the Dons will try to snap a four-game skid on their home floor. To watch the games for free, fans can sign up for the WCC's All-Access package on WCCsports.com.
San Diego at San Francisco
With WCC teams entering the second half of conference play this week every squad is looking for a successful finish to the regular season. This Saturday, WCC All-Access features a meeting between San Diego and San Francisco at War Memorial Gym. The Toreros are coming off of their first WCC loss of the season to Gonzaga last week, but are still in second place behind the Zags. Meanwhile, USF is looking to turn things around in the second half after going 1-6 to open its league schedule.
The Dons have an opportunity to snap a four-game losing skid in which they have not lost by more than seven points. The USF backcourt has guided the team so far this season, with junior Dominique Carter and sophomore Shay Rollins leading the Dons in scoring and averaging over 28 minutes per game. The duo of guards has combined to score nearly 40 percent of San Francisco's points this season. Carter's 14.5 points per game rank fourth in the conference, while senior forward Nickie Warren's 6.6 boards per game rank sixth.
Matching up with Carter and Warren are San Diego's Amber Sprague and Amanda Rego. Either Sprague or Rego has led the team in scoring in 14 of its 21 games this season. Rego is one of the best all-around players in the conference, ranking third on her team in scoring (9.0 ppg), eighth in the WCC in rebounding (6.1 ppg), first in the nation in assists (8.3 apg) and first in the league in steals (2.95 spg). Meanwhile, Sprague is the WCC's third-leading scorer (14.7 ppg), second-leading rebounder (7.5 rpg) and third-leading blocker (2.0 bpg). After going 9-19 overall last year, the Toreros have the chance take home their 18th win of the season this week, which would mark the highest single-season win total in program history.