Dec. 18, 2006
SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Sophomore forward/center Amber Sprague helped lead the University of San Diego women's basketball team to a pair of wins this past week and for her efforts she was tabbed as the West Coast Conference Player of the Week. With the two wins, USD has now matched the best start in program history at 9-2 with the 1989-90 team.
Sprague, a sophomore from Mission Bay High School, paced the Toreros as she averaged a double-double with 16 points per game and 11 rebounds per game. In the win against Cal State Fullerton this past Saturday, Sprague led all scorers with 18 points and she pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds to post her second double-double of the season. In Tuesday's win against Cal State Bakersfield, Sprague led the team in scoring with 14 points, while pulling down a team-best seven boards and had thee blocks.
On the season, Sprague leads the team and is third in the WCC in points per game with a 15.1 average, is leading the WCC in rebounds per game at 8.3 rbg, and is second in the conference in blocked shots with a 2.20 average.
Sprague and the Toreros will have this week off to concentrate on completing final exams and will spend time with their families over the holiday weekend before returning to the court on Dec. 28 to begin play in the Surf N Slam Tournament against Holy Cross at 6 p.m.