Trojans Turn Game Over To Bears

Dec. 20, 2000

Waco, Tex. -- The USC women's basketball team (5-3) shot 40 percent but committed a season-high 30 turnovers in a 79-55 loss against Baylor (9-0) on Wednesday night in Waco, Tex. In front of 3,361 at Baylor's Ferrell Center, the Bears ended the Women of Troy's five-game win streak and remain one of only 16 Division I unbeaten teams.

The Trojans committed 17 costly turnovers in the first half, giving Baylor a 38-25 advantage upon entering the break. The Bears earned eight consecutive points at the line without a shot from the field in the final four minutes en route to the 13-point lead. USC shot 50 percent on the floor but received only four opportunities at the line, while the Bears accumulated 16 attempts at the charity stripe.

Returning to the floor, Baylor managed to extend its lead to 17 in the first two minutes, and allowed USC to come no closer than 11 for the remainder of the game. The Bears embarked on a 13-5 run with five minutes left on the clock to take their largest lead of the game (79-53) before a final Women of Troy layup gave BU the 79-55 victory.

The Women of Troy were led by center Denise Woods and freshman guard Aisha Hollans who added 14 and 12 points, respectively. Woods and freshman Ebony Hoffman led on the boards with seven apiece. For the game, the Trojans went to line 17 times and made 10 shots, while Baylor was sent 34 times and sank 25. USC was also out-rebounded, 52 to 32, by the Bears.

Baylor's attack was led by only two players who, together, accounted 55 points. Forward Danielle Cockrom added 30 points and 23 rebounds, while guard Sheila Lambert contributed 25 points and five boards.

The Women of Troy will finish their Texas road trip on Friday, Dec. 20, against No. 11 Texas Tech in Lubbock. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CST.

- GO SC -

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