Women Of Troy Sting Hornets, 87-61

Dec. 9, 2000

Sacramento, Calif. -- Tiffany Elmore led with 20 points as the USC women's basketball team (4-2) routed Sacramento State (0-6) 87-61 at Sacramento's Arco Arena Saturday afternoon. Elmore guided a 52.1 percent team shooting effort as three Trojans finished in double figures for USC's fourth-straight victory..

The Women of Troy opened play with a 16-8 run, and held the Hornets to only two field goals in the first eight minutes. Center Denise Woods accounted for 10 of USC's first 16 points, hitting five consecutive field goals in the span. The Trojans entered the break with a 45-24 advantage, their largest halftime point total since Jan. 9, 2000 when the team posted 48 points against Washington in the first half.

USC led by as many as 29 points (83-54) in the second half following two free throws by Portia Mitchell with 1:31 remaining on the clock. The Hornets hit only eight field goals in the period, and scored 18 of their 42 points at the line.

Woods and freshman Ebony Hoffman each contributed 14 points, while Hoffman led with eight assist and nine rebounds in the effort. The Women of Troy out-rebounded Sacramento State, 53 to 29.

Sacramento State was led by guard Michelle St. Claire who posted 16 points, including 3-of-12 from three-point range.

USC returns home to face Pepperdine on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.


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