Senior Spoiler, Lions Fall to Toreros
LMU dropped its final home game of the season, 78-54, to San Diego Thursday night.
Feb. 16, 2012
LOS ANGELES - Playing in their home whites for the final time this season, the LMU women's basketball team fell 78-54 to West Coast Conference rival San Diego, Thursday night in Gersten Pavilion.
The Toreros (19-6, 10-3 WCC) showed why they are the league-leader in scoring defense (55.1 ppg allowed), forcing LMU (7-19, 3-11 WCC) into a season-high 26 turnovers.
Alex Cowling finished with a game-high 24 points, including 11-for-12 from the free-throw line. She now sits just 18 points away from LMU's program's career-scoring record of 1,662 held by Bryn Britton (1998-02).
Amy Kame scored 14 points to lead a trio of Toreros in double-figure scoring. Izzy Chilcott and Dominique Conners chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.
The two teams played fairly evenly through the first 10 minutes of play as a three by Monica DeAngelis at the 1008 mark made it 14-12 San Diego. But the Toreros began to pull away in the as the half closed, outscoring LMU 17-6 over the final eight minutes to take a 41-22 lead into the break.
LMU cut the lead to 19 points twice in the second half, but that's as close as they would get.
LMU honored its three seniors - Courtney Collishaw, Monica DeAngelis and Candice Nichols - in a pregame ceremony. DeAngelis finished with eight points off the bench, including a pair of threes, while Collishaw and Nichols are sidelined to due to injury.
The Lions wrap up the 2011-12 regular season with a pair of road games, beginning Saturday, Feb. 18 at Saint Mary's. Tip off in Moraga is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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