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San Diego tops Portland 70-60 in WCC Quarterfinal

Mar. 1, 2012




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LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Dominique Conners' 25 points and Amy Kame's career-high 24 points propelled the University of San Diego women's basketball team to a thrilling 70-60 victory over the University of Portland in the quarterfinals of the West Coast Conference championships Friday afternoon at the Orleans Arena.

With the win, the Toreros will advance on to play BYU in the WCC semifinal on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. PT USD also recorded a program record with their 22nd win of the season, as they improve to 22-7 overall. The Pilots conclude their season with a 12-20 overall record.

Conners scored her game-high 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field, and with her 25 points she moves to within 12 points of the all-time scoring record at USD, currently held by Amber Sprague. Kame scored her career-high on 10-for-16 shooting from the field, while pulling down seven rebounds and recording 4 steals. Morgan Woodrow had nine points, while Klara Wischer managed to lead the team with eight rebounds. As a team, USD shot .424 from the field and out rebounded the Pilots 38-33.

In the second half, the Toreros quickly pushed the lead back to double digits as they opened the frame on a 6-2 run over the first 4:36 of action, moving the Torero lead to 42-32 with 15:24 to go. The Toreros then went on to build up its biggest lead of the game at 48-34 with 13:34 to go.

For the Pilots, Natalie day led the offense with 17 points on 5-of-14 shooting from the field, while also pulling down eight rebounds. As a team, Portland shot .400 from the field.

-Courtesy of USD Athletics