Vandal women take down San Diego on the road

Vandal women take down San Diego on the road
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The University of Idaho Vandals Women’s Basketball Team defeated the University of San Diego Toreros Wednesday night, 65-32.

The Vandals’ 33-point win is the largest margin of victory this season. Idaho began the game on a 7-0 run and cruised to a 20-point lead at halftime. Mid-way through the third quarter Idaho led by as many as 37 points, the largest of the game. Lizzy Klinker led the Vandals in scoring with 20 points including 14 points in the first half. Gina Marxen and Beyonce Bea each scored in double-figures with 12 and 11, respectively. Klinker also led Idaho on the boards with nine, one shy of a double-double.

Idaho took the lead early over the Toreros with a 7-0 run to begin the game. Gina Marxen opened the scoring with a layup and a three-pointer in the first 1:03 of play.

The Vandals carried a 17-10 lead in to the second quarter and outscored the Toreros 19-6. A three-pointer from Beyonce Bea extended the Vandals lead over San Diego early in the period and began a 9-2 run. The Toreros stopped the scoring run briefly, however another 9-2 run to end the quarter gave Idaho a 36-16 lead at halftime.

Lizzy Klinker poured on 14 points in the first half on 6-7 shooting from the floor.

Out of halftime the Vandals picked up where they left off, opening on an 11-2 run, beginning with a Chayse Milne layup. Idaho outscored San Diego 20-7 in the third to carry a 56-23-point lead in to the fourth. Midway through the third a jumper from Caitlyn Jones gave Idaho a 37-point lead, 56-19, the largest of the night.

The Vandals would only score nine points in the final quarter, but it was enough to get the win, 65-32.