Toreros too much for 'Saders; San Diego improves to 10-2; HC will play Oregon State.


Byline: Sandy Burgin SAN DIEGO - The Holy Cross women's basketball team arrived in San Diego Wednesday to unusually cold (45 degrees), blustery (40 mph gusts) and rainy weather. The Crusaders didn't find things any more comfortable inside the Jenny Craig Pavilion last night as they dropped a 76-53 decision to host University of San Diego in the 6th annual Surf 'N Slam Women's Basketball Classic. The Crusaders (5-7) will play Oregon State (4-6) in the consolation game at 9 p.m. (ET) tomorrow. USD (10-2) will play Texas (9-3), which beat Oregon State last night, in the championship game at 11 p.m. (ET). Amber Sprague scored 16 points, while Kelly Winther added 15 and Sabine Loewe 15 as the Toreros won their fourth straight and improved on their best start in program history at 10-2. Kaitlin Foley tallied 16 points for the Crusaders, who were playing their second straight game without their starting point guards Laura Aloisi and Jessica Pearson, who are out for the rest of the season with knee injuries. Holy Cross had an 18-11 lead when Brittany Keil connected on a drive with 8:06 left in the first half. However, the Toreros sparked by guard Amanda Rego, went on a 14-0 run to take control. Rego set a tournament record with 10 steals and tied her career...

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