Women of Troy Topple CSN Matadors, 96-54

Dec. 4, 2001

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- With a game high 24 points from sophomore guard Aisha Hollans, the USC women's basketball team toppled the Cal State Northridge Matadors in a 96-54 victory on Tuesday, Dec. 4, in front of 1,182 at the Sports Arena. The 42-point win marked the Women of Troy's second-largest victory of the season (USC defeated Morgan State 87-39 on Nov. 21).

USC improves to 3-4 this season, while CSN drops to 0-5.

Hollans led four USC players in double-digit scoring, including Ebony Hoffman (18 points) and Rachel Woodward (17 points) who contributed 10 rebounds apiece. Senior Carmen Krause led with a career high five steals.

The Women of Troy shot a much-improved 50.7 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from three-point range and 79.3 percent at the line. The Matadors were held to 38.2 percent shooting in the game and were out-rebounded, 46 to 24.

CS Northridge was led by forwards Jenny Shetters and Karolin Bidrussian who scored 14 and 10 points, respectively.

After hitting the first field goal of the game, CSN would never see the lead again. The Trojans blew past the Matadors to go ahead by as much as 23 points (36-13) with five minutes left in the first half. USC entered the break up 45-24.

The Women of Troy used a 26-8 run to open the second half and increased their advantage to 41 (73-32) at the 10:35 mark. Cal State Northridge trailed by as much as 47 points, twice, in the remaining minutes.

USC travels to No. 23 Notre Dame -- the 2001 defending NCAA champions -- on Sunday, Dec. 9, for a 1 p.m. EST tipoff in South Bend, Ind.

- GO SC -

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