Women Of Troy Rout Washington State, 84-51

March 10, 2001

Los Angeles -- Senior Tashara Carter collected her 1,000th career point as she led the USC women's basketball team over Washington State 84-51 in front of 1,350 Saturday afternoon at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. With the victory, the Women of Troy end the 2001 season with a 13-15 overall record and 8-10 mark in the Pac-10 for seventh place. Washington State completes the season 11-16 overall, 6-12 in conference play and ninth in the Pac-10.

On a night where seniors Denise Woods and Carter were honored prior to tipoff, the Trojans came out with energy from the start. USC began the game by forcing nine Washington State turnovers in the first five minutes and converting four for points. The Women of Troy led by as much as 22 points in the first half but were still held back by poor shooting at the line (52.2%). By the end of the half, the Women of Troy had earned 22 points off turnovers for a 44-24 advantage at the break.

The second half was no different as USC outhustled, outshot (50.0 to 29.0 percent), outrebounded (48 to 33) and outscored the Cougars for a final 84-51 game victory.

With 6:06 remaining in the game, Carter hit a layup on a fastbreak to collect her 13th point of the night and 1,000th of her career. On the final game of her USC career, she became the 16th player in USC women's basketball history to reach the mark. Carter finished the game with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds and four steals.

All five Trojan starters finished in doubles digits, including Woods (14 points), Ebony Hoffman (10), Jessica Cheeks (10) and Aisha Hollans who led both teams with 21 points.

Washington State was led by center Brittany Hawks who added 14 points and six rebounds in the effort.

- GO SC -

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