Women of Troy Suffer 89-75 Loss To Stanford

Feb. 4, 2001

Los Angeles, Calif. -- Despite a career high 21 points by freshman Ebony Hoffman, the USC women's basketball team fell to Stanford 89-75 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped the Women of Troy to 3-6 in the Pac-10 and 8-11 overall, while the Cardinal won their sixth game in a row to improve to 6-3 in the Pac-10, 12-7 overall.

Stanford dominated USC from the opening buzzer, jumping out to a 10 point lead (18-8) in the first ten minutes of the game. The Cardinal shot a blistering 72.7 percent in the first half and held USC to only 29.4 percent. By halftime, Stanford had extended its lead to 26 points, going into the break up 55-29.

Refreshed from the break, the Women of Troy stepped up their defensive pressure and limited the Cardinal to only 36 percent shooting in the second half. Aided by a three-pointer by Hoffman, USC trimmed the deficit to only 15 points at the 5:45 mark (61-76). However, Stanford junior Lindsey Yamasaki scored a game-high 28 points and teammate Nicole Powell added 18 to lead the Cardinal to victory over the Trojans.

The Women of Troy were also led by junior Tiffany Elmore who added nine rebounds, and forward Tashara Carter who finished with 13 points.

USC will face UCLA on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Sports Arena. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.

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