USC Women's Basketball Edges Stanford 62-59

March 1, 2001

Stanford, Calif.  -- 

The Cardinal fell in the final moments to the Women of Troy after leading for the first 19 minutes of the second half. Stanford drops to 15-10 overall, 9-6 in the Pac-10 while USC improves to 10-15 overall, 5-10 in the conference.

Stanford junior Lindsey Yamasaki led Stanford with 16 points and nine rebounds, while freshman Nicole Powell tallied 15 points. Yamasaki was 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

Ebony Hoffman recorded a game-high 21 points for USC while recording 13 rebounds. Lauren Smith-Hams added 14 points off the bench to give the Women of Troy the close victory.

The game remained a close one throughout, with Stanford leading by one point, 28-27, at halftime. With 58 seconds remaining in the game Denise Woods tied the game at 59-59 on a layup from Jessica Cheeks. Hoffman then scored to give USC a two-point lead with 12 seconds to go. Stanford's attempts were no good and a Yamasaki foul put Aisha Hollans on the line with one second on the clock. Hollans hit the second free throw to make the final score 62-59.

Stanford will defend its home court for the final regular season game at Maples Pavilion on Sat., March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Seniors Carolyn Moos and Sarah Dimson will be honored for their final home game.

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