Women's Hoops Hosts Washington, Washington State

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Jan. 29, 2002

This Week
Friday, Feb. 1, vs. Washington
7 p.m. - Sports Arena

Sunday, Feb. 3, vs. Washington State
2 p.m. - Sports Arena

Both games can be heard live on KMPC-AM 1540 andcan be followed with the Fansonly GameTracker at www.usctrojans.com.

The Facts
The USC women's basketball team (11-9, 7-4 Pac-10) -- tied for second place in the Pac-10 with Oregon, Arizona State and Oregon State -- hosts the Washington schools this week. On Friday, Feb. 1, the Women of Troy face Washington (11-8, 6-4) at 7 p.m., then host Washington State (2-18, 0-10) on Sunday (Super Bowl Sunday), Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on KMPC-AM 1540 and can also be heard on the web at www.usctrojans.com. USC is coming off another split, falling to Oregon, 75-65, on Thursday (Jan. 24) in Eugene, and defeating Oregon State, 60-58, on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Corvallis.

Previous Game Results
at Oregon State - With two baskets in the final seconds, Jessica Cheeks led USC to a 60-58 comeback victory over Oregon State on Saturday (Jan. 26) at Gill Coliseum. The Beavers never trailed and even held a nine-point advantage (47-38) with 8:14 remaining. But in the final minutes, the Trojans cut the lead to two, 57-55, thanks to consecutive three-pointers by Cheeks and Ebony Hoffman. OSU led 58-55 with just under one minute to play but USC pulled down two consecutive offensive rebounds on missed 3-point field goal attempts (first by Hoffman, second by Cheeks) before Cheeks buried a three from the left wing to knot the score with just 20 seconds left on the clock. The Beavers committed their 24th turnover of the game on the ensuing possession, which allowed the Women of Troy to play for the final shot. Cheeks hit a driving lay-up to win it for USC. Oregon State was up 27-24 at the half. Hoffman led the Trojans with 16 points and freshman Kim Gipson led with eight rebounds. As a team, USC out-played Oregon State in nearly every category except shooting. The Beavers shot 58.1 percent from the field, while the Women of Troy hit 37.9 percent.

at Oregon - In its worst shooting performance since non-conference play, USC suffered a 75-65 loss to Oregon on Jan. 24 in front of 4,521 at MacArthur Court. The Women of Troy shot just 33.3 percent from the field, while Oregon had its way in the paint and shot 54.7 on the night. The Trojans were led by Aisha Hollans (15 points), Ebony Hoffman (13 points) and Jessica Cheeks (12 points). Hoffman led on the boards with seven and senior Carmen Krause added a career-high six assists. With the exception of the game's first two-and-a-half minutes, the Ducks led the rest of the way. At the 14-minute mark and down by only three (9-6), USC allowed Oregon to embark on a 20-6 run which gave the Ducks a 16-point advantage (29-13) - their largest lead of the game. The Women of Troy entered the break down 39-28. Oregon kept its lead intact at the start of the second half before USC made three consecutive shots and hit two at the line to narrow the gap, 52-48, at 11:22. After the Ducks jumped back out by 14 (68-54), the Trojans fought back a second time, this time coming within five (70-65) thanks to consecutive three-pointers by Hoffman and Hollans. But with only 1:19 remaining, the Women of Troy were forced to send Oregon to the line. The Ducks combined to hit 3-of-4 from the foul line to secure the win.

USC Women On KMPC-AM 1540
All five of USC's remaining home games will broadcast on the Los Angeles airwaves on KMPC-AM 1540, starting this Friday (Feb. 1) and Sunday (Feb. 3). Following is the schedule of remaining games: USC vs. Washington on Feb. 1, vs. Washington State on Feb. 3, vs. UCLA on Feb. 9, vs. Stanford on Feb. 22 and vs. Cal on Feb. 24. USC's Pete Arbogast will handle the play-by-play, while former California hoops star Sherrise Smith (1996-99) will serve as the color analyst.

Super Bowl What?
Naturally the Pac-10 would not have scheduled a basketball game on the day of the Super Bowl but after the events of Sept. 11 the NFL schedule was postponed. Now USC, Washington State, New England and St. Louis will all be playing on Super Bowl Sunday.

With Seven Games Left
With only seven games left in the Pac-10 season, USC is knotted with Arizona State, Oregon and Oregon State for second place. Stanford sits comfortably at the top with a three-game lead. It's evident that the 7-4 Trojans have made numerous improvements this season as compared to last year when USC was 4-7 in conference play with seven games remaining.

Signs Of Improvement
USC shot a dismal 33.3 percent from the field against Oregon (Jan. 24) - its third lowest shooting mark of the season (the lowest was 32.8 percent at Notre Dame). Last season's average was not much higher as the 2001 Women of Troy averaged 35.4 percent from the field and a season-low 27.7 against UCSB. This year, USC is averaging 41.9 percent.

Can't Decide On Wins or Losses
USC has not won or lost consecutive games since Dec. 28 when it capped off a four-game win streak. Since then, the Women of Troy have alternated wins and losses in the last nine games.

Common Connections vs. Washington
From 1986 to 1996, USC head coach Chris Gobrecht 'put Washington women's basketball on the map. In 11 years (as Washington's head coach), she created a product that the city of Seattle embraced...,' according to the 2001-02 Husky media guide. Gobrecht was the first women's basketball coach to lead the Huskies for five consecutive seasons, win 100 games, and reach the 300-win milestone in her career. She became the winningest coach in Washington history in just her fourth season, and in 10 of the 11 years, her teams posted 17 or more wins.

Injury Report
Tiffany Elmore suffered a severe left ankle sprain against Washington on Jan. 6. She has resumed practicing and is listed as probable for this week's games.

Doubling Up
Sophomore forward Ebony Hoffman has posted nine double-doubles in 18 games this season. She ranks second in the Pac-10 in double-doubles, trailing Brittany Hawks of Washington State by one game. She now has collected 13 career double-doubles.

Receiving Votes
USC received four votes (No. 40) in this week's AP poll and two votes (No. 47) in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25.

Woodward one Of Top Freshmen
Despite only starting nine of 18 games, Rachel Woodward is starting to prove why she's one of the top all-around freshmen in the Pac-10 this season. Following are Woodward's contributions to the team as compared to Stanford's T'Nae Thiel and Arizona's Dee-Dee Wheeler - two other newcomers making an large impact this season:

			Minpg	Ppg	FG%	3-FG%	FT%	Rpg	Apg	Spg	Bpg
Woodward (forward) 26.2 10.9 44.3 20.8 64.1 5.2 1.5 1.0 0.7
Thiel (forward) 22.3 6.6 53.7 16.7 75.9 6.1 1.4 0.4 0.5
Wheeler (point guard) 28.2 11.5 43.4 34.7 72.9 3.5 3.5 1.9 0.3

Against Ranked Opponents
Arizona State is the second ranked opponent the Women of Troy have upset this season. Following are this season's results against Top 25 teams:

Nov. 18	at No. 2 Tennessee		Knoxville, Tenn.	L, 106-66Nov. 24	vs. No. 12 Florida		Paradise Jam - V.I.	W, 71-68Dec. 9	at No. 23 Notre Dame		South Bend, Ind.	L, 62-49Dec. 30	at No. 6 Stanford		Stanford, Calif.	L, 78-66Jan. 19	vs. No. 23 Arizona State	Los Angeles		W, 68-49

Still The Best Since 1997
With a 7-4 record so far in the Pac-10 season, this still remains USC's best conference record since 1997. Under then-head coach Fred Williams, the 1997 Women of Troy were 9-2, 11 games into the Pac-10 season (twice falling to Stanford). That season the Trojans went 13-5 in the Pac-10 and finished third (their best finish since then).

Career Night For USC Bench
Without three starters (Ebony Hoffman, Tiffany Elmore, Aisha Hollans) against Arizona (Jan. 17), the USC bench was forced to put forth a great effort... and they did. Carmen Krause (one of only two starters remaining) had a career-best performance with her first-ever double-double (21 points, 11 rebounds). Freshman Rachel Woodward (a non-starter) stepped-up with a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds to help make up for the 44 average points and 21 average rebounds usually provided by the missing starters. Lauren Smith-Hams and Kim Gipson, who average just 8.6 minutes a game, also added career-highs with 11 and 12 points apiece in 23 and 28 minutes, respectively.

Women Of Troy Taking Over Pac-10 Charts
With solid contributions from its entire bench, USC has taken over the Pac-10 statistical charts. The Trojans have four players listed among the top 20 scorers and three among the top 20 rebounders (USC has more players listed in these two categories than any other school - Arizona is next with six). Three Women of Troy are also listed in the top 10 for offensive boards.

Leading the Pac-10 In Offensive Boards
The Women of Troy average a conference-best 17.80 offensive rebounds per game and lead second-place UCLA by a 1.27 margin. This has been a strong category for the Trojans in recent years. USC finished second to UCLA last season with a 16.72 average.

Hollans Leading Pac-10 Guards
Shooting guard Aisha Hollans not only ranks third in the Pac-10 in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game, but she is also averaging 6.7 rebounds per outing. The rebounding mark ranks seventh among conference leaders and tops Pac-10 guards.

Scoring Threat
Sophomore guard Aisha Hollans has scored more than 20 points in eight games this season and has tallied more than 15 points in 12 of 19. She also has posted four double-doubles.

Even Contributions
The Trojans have four players averaging double figures in scoring, Aisha Hollans (17.8 ppg), Ebony Hoffman (14.2 ppg), Tiffany Elmore (11.7 ppg) and Rachel Woodward (10.9 ppg). Five also average more than 5.0 rebounds per game, Hoffman (8.7 rpg), Hollans (6.7 rpg), Elmore (5.2 rpg, Woodward (5.2 rpg) and Carmen Krause (5.8 rpg).

Team News N' Notes
The last time USC won a game on a last-second shot was on Jan. 27, 2000, in a 74-73 victory over Oregon *** USC had 3,808 in attendance against Arizona State (Jan. 19) - the 16th largest crowd in USC history and the largest since 1983 *** The Trojans defeated their second ranked opponent this season with a 68-49 win over No. 23 Arizona State (Jan. 19) *** USC used its 10th starting lineup against Arizona (Jan. 17) and was without three starters (Hoffman, Hollans, Elmore) in the four-point loss *** The Women of Troy's win over UCLA on Jan. 13 was USC's first at Pauley Pavilion since 1997 and Chris Gobrecht's first as USC head coach *** USC's overtime loss at Washington (Jan. 6) was the Women of Troy's third-straight game sent into extra minutes in Seattle (USC won the overtime game in 2000, lost in triple overtime in 2001) *** Against Stanford (Dec. 30), USC posted a season-low 12 turnovers *** The Trojans recorded their first road win of the season with a 69-53 victory over Cal on Dec. 28 *** USC shot a season-high 51.5 percent against Nevada (12/15) *** The 39 points scored by Morgan State (11/21) were the seventh fewest ever allowed by USC *** The 87-39 final score against Morgan State marked the largest margin of victory (48 points) since USC defeated Cal State Northridge, 95-31 (64 points), on Dec. 7, 1993 *** Morgan State posted the second-fewest field goals (12) an opponent has ever recorded against USC *** The Lady Bears 25.3 percent shooting rank the fourth lowest for a USC opponent *** Tennessee's 106 points were the third-most an opponent has ever scored against the Women of Troy and the Vols were the first team to reach 100 points since USC fell to Stanford on Feb. 6, 1997, 103-69.

Player News N' Notes
Playing a career-high 22 minutes, Ryane Alexander collected a career-best four assists and five rebounds *** Carmen Krause collected a career high six assists against Oregon (Jan. 24) *** Against Arizona (Jan. 17), Carmen Krause collected her first career double-double with a career-high 21 points and 11 rebounds, Erin Young had a career-high three assists and Lauren Smith-Hams tied a career-high 11 points and 3-of-7 three-pointers *** Against UCLA (Jan. 13), Ebony Hoffman tied her career high with four blocks *** Hitting 7-of-7 at the line against Washington (Jan. 6), Aisha Hollans set a new career mark in free throw percentage *** Ryane Alexander added a career high 10 points against Washington State (Jan. 4) *** Ebony Hoffman had a career-best performance at the line against Stanford (Dec. 30), hitting 7-of-7 *** Aisha Hollans tied a career high with two blocks and set a new career record with 14 rebounds against Cal (12/28) *** Jessica Cheeks surpassed her career high with eight assists and six steals at Cal (12/28) *** Ebony Hoffman scored a career high 27 points against Oregon (Dec. 22) *** Portia Mitchell grabbed a career-high six rebounds against Oregon State (Dec. 20) *** Tiffany Elmore shot a career best 75.0 percent (9-12) and tied a career high with nine field goals made against Nevada (12/15) *** Portia Mitchell tied a career high with three blocks against Notre Dame (12/9) *** Against CS Northridge (12/4), Carmen Krause set a new career record with five steals, Aisha Hollans tied a career high with two blocks and Erin Young tied a career high with two steals *** Against BYU (11/29), Aisha Hollans tied a career record with two blocks and Jessica Cheeks set a new career high for rebounds with eight *** Against Texas (11/25), Jessica Cheeks tied a career-high with four steals, Portia Mitchell set a new career highs for rebounds with seven and tied her personal record with three blocked shots *** Against Florida (11/24), Aisha Hollans once again surpassed her career mark with 29 points and Ryane Alexander posted her first career block *** Against Morgan State (11/21), Aisha Hollans collected a career high five assists and Portia Mitchell set new career highs with four field goals made, 10 total points, 17 minutes played and equalled a personal best with seven field goals attempted *** Against Tennessee (11/18), Aisha Hollans broke the record she set for field goal attempts against Saint Joseph's with 24 against the Vols and set new personal records with eight free throws made and free throw attempts with nine and Portia Mitchell surpassed her career-best mark with three blocks *** Against Saint Joseph's (11/16), Jessica Cheeks surpassed a career high by collecting seven assists, Ebony Hoffman set a career high with three, 3-pointers and tied a personal best with 16 field goal attempts and three, 3-point field goal attempts, Aisha Hollans set new records with 18 field goal attempts and 10, 3-point field goal attempts, while tying her record with three, 3-pointers made.

Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht enters her fifth season at the helm of the USC women's basketball program. Replacing former head coach Fred Williams on May 8, 1997, Gobrecht returned to her alma mater to help guide the Women of Troy back to national prominence. Throughout 22 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 391-276 (.586) career record with her programs at Cal State Fullerton (six years), Washington (11), Florida State (one) and USC. During her 11-year tenure at Washington, she was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988). Gobrecht remains the second-winningest coach in conference history with a 167-96 (.635) mark and she ranks 34th among active Division I coaches with 391 career victories.

Opponent Notes

Washington (11-8, 6-4 Pac-10) -- In sixth place in the Pac-10 (only one game behind second place) teams, Washington enters this week coming off a 75-68 victory over rival Washington State. Guard Loree Payne leads the team in scoring (13.7 ppg) and forward Andrew Lalum leads in rebounding (6.4 rpg). Point guard Giuliana Mendiola averages 4.9 assists per game. With a team average of 17.4 turnovers per game, while forcing opponents to 22.3 per outing, the Huskies lead the conference in turnover margin (+4.84).

USC-Washington Series Record -- Washington is one of two Pac-10 schools (Stanford is the other) that owns a winning record against USC. Since their first meeting in 1986-87, the Trojans have posted a 13-18 mark against the Huskies. USC owns a 9-6 record at home against Washington.

The Last Time... USC dropped an 80-79 overtime decision thanks to the Huskies' Loree Payne whose sharpshooting first sent the game into OT then sealed the win for Washington on Jan. 6. Payne shot just 2-for-11 in regulation but hit the Huskies' two biggest shots of the game - a buzzer-beater to tie the score at 71-71 in regulation and the winning basket in overtime. The Women of Troy managed to outdo the Huskies in shooting, rebounding and assists, but suffered due to 26 team turnovers and only seven steals. Washington collected 21 turnovers and 18 steals. Aisha Hollans led the Trojans with 26 points and eight rebounds. At the start of overtime, three USC players were in foul trouble and the Women of Troy were playing without Tiffany Elmore (second half ankle injury). The game featured 26 lead changes and 17 ties, including an 11-minute span in the middle of the second half in which neither team led by more than two points. The Trojans opened up a six-point lead, 67-61, with 4:16 remaining, but the Huskies forged a 10-4 run to end the half, capped by Payne's 15-footer in the final second of regulation. The two teams swapped the lead six times in the overtime period, the last on Payne's layin with four seconds remaining.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 72.6 +6.0 41.9 27.0 69.3 42.2 14.1 22.2 9.9 3.9
Washington 74.3 +8.7 41.4 32.4 71.4 38.5 16.2 17.4 10.4 3.4

Washington Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

21 Andrea Lalum F 6-4 12.6 6.4 1.6 1.3
23 Emily Autrey F 6-0 9.9 4.3 1.1 1.3
13 Giuliana Mendiola G 5-6 10.1 5.7 4.9 1.4
22 Loree Payne G 6-0 13.7 2.8 1.8 1.1
33 Kristen O'Neill G 6-1 7.5 3.9 2.1 2.1

Washington State (2-18, 0-10 Pac-10) -- Washington State, in the midst of a 15-game losing streak, nearly defeated rival Washington, 75-68, on Friday. The Cougars led in the first half and were within one with two minutes remaining in the game but could not stop the Huskies. Center Brittany Hawks leads the team in scoring (13.8 ppg), rebounding (9.8) and leads the conference in double-doubles this season. Hawks is just 1/10 of a rebound away from leading the Pac-10 on the boards.

USC-Washington State Series Record -- Sunday's game will mark the 33rd meeting between these two teams. The first was in 1981-82 in a pre-season game before the Cougars joined the Pac-10. USC owns a 21-11 overall record against WSU and is 12-4 all-time in Los Angeles.

The Last Time... USC defeated Washington State, 87-66, on Jan. 4 in Pullman. Aisha Hollans led the Trojans with 23 points and 13 rebounds, while Ryane Alexander had a career-high 10 points. Ebony Hoffman sat out due to a one-game suspension for violating team rules. USC collected 54 boards and shot 42.9 percent in the game. Washington State finished with 42 rebounds and 36.4 percent field goal shooting. The Women of Troy used a 12-2 run to start the game and never looked back, taking a 42-20 lead into halftime. The Cougars quickly reduced the lead to 11 (44-33) at the start of the second half. The 13-2 WSU run was largely due to four USC turnovers and six straight points by Cougar freshman guard Francine McCurtain, who finished with a season-best 23 points in the game after going scoreless from the field in the first half. But the Trojans weathered the Cougars' rally to secure the 21-point victory.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 72.6 +6.0 41.9 27.0 69.3 42.2 14.1 22.2 9.9 3.9
Washington St 57.0 -20.2 34.8 31.2 63.8 38.9 13.2 20.9 7.2 3.7

Washington State Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

44 Candace Fields Forward 6-2 4.5 4.2 0.3 0.4
33 Brittney Hawks Center 6-2 13.8 9.8 1.7 1.4
11 Jessica Collins Guard 5-6 0.6 1.2 1.0 0.8
12 Whitney Martindale Guard 5-10 7.9 2.9 1.2 0.7
32 Francine McCurtain Guard 5-9 11.4 4.5 2.7 1.6

Player Profiles

#3 Tiffany Elmore (Guard * Senior)
Tiffany Elmore is in her senior season with the Women of Troy... A player who brings life to the team both on and off the court... A talented and athletic player who will be looked upon to make great contributions in her final season... A returning starter on the perimeter and two-time All-Pac-10 selection (honorable mention 1999 and 2000).
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): DNP - injury... at Oregon (1/24): DNP - injury... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP - injury... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - injury... at UCLA (1/13): DNP - injury... at Wash (1/6): started, 11 points (5-14), 6 rebounds, suffered a severe left ankle sprain at 11:08 in the second half... at WSU (1/4): started, 6 points (3-8), 8 rebounds, 1 assist... at Stanford (12/30): started, reached 1000th career point on second field goal, 19 points (6-16), tied career high with 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, 5 points (2-8), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 9 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, led with 20 points (9-13), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 20 points (tied a career high with 9 FG made, career high 75.0 percent shooting), 4 rebounds, 1 block... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 11 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, 15 points (5-9), 2 rebounds... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 17 points (5-11), 6 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 4 points (1-5), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Florida (11/24): 4 points (2-6), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. Morgan St (11/21): DNP (injury)... at Tenn (11/18): DNP (injury)... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, 11 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, suffered a neck sprain at 15:31 in the second half and was forced to leave the game.

#5 Ashley Conrad (Guard * Freshman)
Ashley Conrad is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a redshirt freshman walk-on... Enrolled at USC in the spring of 2001 and was named to the Dean's List.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): DNP... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): did not travel... at WSU (1/4): did not travel...at Stanford (12/30): DNP... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): DNP... at Notre Dame (12/9): DNP... vs. CSN (12/4): DNP... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): DNP... at Tenn (11/18): DNP... at St. Joe's (11/16): DNP.

#10 Jessica Cheeks (Guard * Sophomore)
Jessica Cheeks is in her second season with the Women of Troy... Was moved into the point guard po position last season... Became a great asset for the team to have her size and agility at the point... A returning starter.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): started, 14 points (5-13), 3 rebounds, 3 steals, hit game-winning shot... at Oregon (1/24): started, 12 points (4-11), 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 6 points (3-12), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 7 points (3-12), 5 assists, 4 steals... at UCLA (1/13): started, 8 points (3-11), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at Wash (1/6): started, 2 points (1-5), 1 rebound, 7 assists, 1 steal, fouled out... at WSU (1/4): started, 7 points (2-6), 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals...at Stanford (12/30): started, 5 points (1-8), 1 rebound, 5 assists, 2 steals... at Cal (12/28): started, 16 points (8-15), 2 rebounds, career high 8 assists and 6 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 12 points (4-9), 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, 4 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 5 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 6 points (3-7), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): 6 points (2-7), 1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 2 points (1-4), 1 rebound, 5 assists off the bench... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 3 points (0-5), career high 8 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 11 points (4-10), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 steals... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 8 points (2-4), 3 rebounds... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 15 points (6-13), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Tenn (11/18): started, 5 points (2-9), 1 rebound, 3 steals, led with 4 assists... vs. St. Joe's (11/16): started, 12 points (3-7), collected a career high 7 rebounds and 7 assists, 3 steals.

#12 Leslie Donester (Guard * Freshman)
Leslie Donester is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on freshman guard.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): did not travel... vs. Oregon (1/24): did not travel... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): DNP...at Stanford (12/30): did not travel... at Cal (12/28): did not travel... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): DNP... at Notre Dame (12/9): did not travel... vs. CSN (12/4): DNP... Missed the first six games... Added to the roster on Dec. 3.

#14 Carmen Krause (Forward * Senior)
Carmen Krause is in her senior season with the Women of Troy... An important inspirational leader who motivates the team with the same heart she plays with... An outstanding defender who will be relied upon for her toughness in the post.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): started2 points (0-4), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at Oregon (1/24): started, 4 points (2-5), 4 rebounds, career high 6 assists, 3 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, double-double with 10 points (4-5), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, career-high 21 points (8-14) and 11 rebounds for first career double-double, 1 assist... at UCLA (1/13): started, 14 points (4-6), 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Wash (1/6): started, 9 points (3-5), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... at WSU (1/4): started, 10 points (5-10), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal...at Stanford (12/30): started, 6 points (3-4), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... at Cal (12/28): started, 2 points (1-4), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, 4 points (1-4), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 6 points (2-2), 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 8 points (3-6), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, career-high 5 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): started, 7 points (1-5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 5 points (1-3), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 6 points (2-5), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1steal... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 6 points (2-6), 1 assist, 9 rebounds... at Tenn (11/18): 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 2 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, fouled out with 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal.

#15 Lauren Smith-Hams (Guard * Junior)
Lauren Smith-Hams is in her junior season with the Women of Troy... Was quieter off the bench as a sophomore, but maintained a strong level of defense... A significant scoring threat who will fight for her position on the court.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): played five minutes... at Oregon (1/24): 6 points (2-2 3FG), 1 rebound... vs. ASU (1/19): played 11 minutes... vs. Arizona (1/17): tied a career-high with 11 points (4-8), 3-7 three-pointers, 1 rebound, tied career-high with 3 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/13): 3 points (1-1), 1 assist... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): 1 rebound...at Stanford (12/30): played 4 minutes ... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): 2 points, 1 steal... vs. Nevada (12/15): played 3 minutes... at Notre Dame (12/9): 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 1 rebound, 2 assists... at Tenn (11/18): 1 assist... at St. Joe's (11/16): 2 points (1-3), 2 assists.

#21 Erin Young (Guard/Forward * Junior)
Erin Young is in her junior season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on guard... Her shooting abilities are crucial to the team... Looks to become more explosive after a quiet sophomore year.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): 2 points (0-3), 3 rebounds... vs. ASU (1/19): 6 points (2-2 3FG), 1 assist, tied career-high 2 steals... vs. Arizona (1/17): 1 rebound, career-high 3 assists... at UCLA (1/13): 4 points (1-5), 4 rebounds, 1 block (first of her career)... at Wash (1/6): tied a career high with 5 rebounds, 1 assist... at WSU (1/4): 1 rebound, 2 assists...at Stanford (12/30): DNP... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): DNP... vs. OSU (12/20): DNP... vs. Nevada (12/15): 1 assist, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): DNP... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 assist, tied a career high with 2 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): DNP... vs. Texas (11/25): DNP... vs. Florida (11/24): DNP... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 4 points (2-4), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... at Tenn (11/18): 3 points (1-4), 1 steal... at St. Joe's (11/16): played 1 minute.

#23 Aisha Hollans (Guard * Sophomore)
Aisha Hollans is in her second season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference who had a difficult time last season while recovering from an early season injury... An important player to have on the court at all times... A returning starter on the perimeter and returning All-Pac-10 selection (freshman honorable mention).
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): started, 14 points (6-17), 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Oregon (1/24): started, 15 points (6-17), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 16 points (6-16) all in the second half, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block ... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - suspended for game for violating team rules... at UCLA (1/13): started, 12 points (4-7), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Jan. 7... at Wash (1/6): started, 26 points (9-16), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals, fouled out... at WSU (1/4): started, double-double with 23 points (9-23), 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals...at Stanford (12/30): 10 points (5-13), 1 rebound, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, double-double with 19 points (8-23), career high 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, double-double with 21 points (7-15), 10 rebounds (ties a career high), 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 4 points (2-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, 20 points (8-18), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 10 points (3-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, 24 points (9-18), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, tied a career high with 2 blocks, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): started, double-double with 15 points and career-high 10 rebounds, 2 assists, tied a career high with 2 blocks... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 14 points (5-14), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): started, led with a career high 29 points (11-24) and nine rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist ... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, led with 19 points (7-14), collected a career-high five assists, had 6 rebounds, 1 steal... at Tenn (11/18): started, tied a then-career-high with 26 points (9-24) and surpassed career-highs with 8 free throws made, 9 free throw attempts and 24 field goal attempts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, led with 21 points (8-18), hit 3-of-10 three-pointers, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block.

#24 Ryane Alexander (Guard * Sophomore)
Ryane Alexander is in her second season with the Women of Troy... Proven to be a hard-nosed player with great intensity and toughness... Possesses a great sense of commitment to running the offense... Looks to develop consistency with experience.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): 3 points (1-4), career-high 5 rebounds and 4 assists... at Oregon (1/24): 6 points (2-3 3FG), 1 rebound... vs. ASU (1/19): 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 2 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/13): played 7 minutes... at Wash (1/6): 2 points (1-1), 1 rebound, 2 assists... at WSU (1/4): career-high 10 points (3-3), 2 assists, 2 steals...at Stanford (12/30): 2 assists... at Cal (12/28): 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Oregon (12/22): 2 rebounds... vs. OSU (12/20): 1 assist... vs. Nevada (12/15): 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): started, tied a career high with 8 points (6-6 at the line), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): played 10 minutes... vs. Texas (11/25): started, 14 points (5-14), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block... vs. Florida (11/24): 1 assist, first career block... vs. Morgan St (11/21): 5 points (1-4), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... at St. Joe's (11/16): 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 rebound.

#32 Ebony Hoffman (Forward * Sophomore)
Ebony Hoffman is in her second season with the Women of Troy... One of the most dominating post players in the conference who had an outstanding freshman campaign... Underwent shoulder surgery this March and looks to be a healthier and more experienced player this season... A returning starter in the post who earned All-Pac-10 (honorable mention) and a Freshman All-American (WBJ and Basketball Times) honors last season.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): started, 16 points (6-15), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Oregon (1/24): started, 13 points (5-19), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. ASU (1/19): started, double-double with 13 points (4-11), 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Arizona (1/17): DNP - one-game suspension for UCLA ejection... at UCLA (1/13): started, double-double with 12 points (6-9), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, tied a career high with 4 blocks, 2 steals, ejected at 5:32 in second half for fighting (along with UCLA's Shalada Allen)... at Wash (1/6): started, 10 points (4-12), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at WSU (1/4): suspended for game for violating team rules...at Stanford (12/30): started, double-double with 22 points (7-17), 12 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): started, double-double with 13 points (6-11), 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): started, double-double with (career high) 27 points (7-11), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. OSU (12/20): started, 14 points (6-9), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Nevada (12/15): started, double-double with 13 points (5-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... at Notre Dame (12/9): started, 10 points (3-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. CSN (12/4): started, double-double with 18 points (8-14), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. BYU (11/29): started, double-double with 14 points (6-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team... vs. Texas (11/25): started, led with 18 points (7-9), 4 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 10 points (4-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 13 points (4-9), led with 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals... at Tenn (11/18): started, 2 points (0-5), 3 rebounds, 3 steals, fouled out... at St. Joe's (11/16): collected 16 of 17 total points (6-16) in second half, hit career-high 3 (3-5) three-pointers, led with 10 rebounds for first double-double, 2 steals.

#33 Rachel Woodward (Forward * Freshman)
Rachel Woodward is in her first season with the Women of Troy... A talented passer who runs the floor well... She can catch, pass and finish on the move... Will work well in transition without having to compromise her strong rebounding skills... Brings great size to the forward position.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): started, 7 points (3-4), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Oregon (1/24): started, 5 points (2-8), 6 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. ASU (1/19): started, 13 points (5-12), 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, double-double with 21 points (10-18), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at UCLA (1/13): started, 11 points (5-11), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... at Wash (1/6): 13 points (5-10), 5 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal... at WSU (1/4): 15 points (5-12), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block...at Stanford (12/30): started, 4 points (2-9), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Cal (12/28): 11 points (4-11), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 4 steals... vs. Oregon (12/22): 8 points (3-6), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. OSU (12/20): 11 points (3-8), 1 rebound, 2 assists... vs. Nevada (12/15): 15 points (6-9), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at Notre Dame (12/9): 8 points (3-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. CSN (12/4): double-double with 17 points (6-11), 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): double-double with 13 points (5-15), 10 rebounds, 1 block... vs. Texas (11/25): 6 points (1-3), 4 rebounds... vs. Florida (11/24): started, 8 points (4-9), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 block... vs. Morgan St (11/21): started, 11 points (5-8), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Tenn (11/18): started, 16 points (7-14), led with 7 rebounds and 5 steals... at St. Joe's (11/16): started, 5 points (2-6), 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal.

#35 Portia Mitchell (Center * RS Sophomore)
Portia Mitchell is in her redshirt sophomore year at USC... Her continued development will make a strong impact on the team... A player with good skills and great size... Continues to mature as a hard-working, responsible player.
This Season:
at OSU (1/26): DNP... at Oregon (1/24): 2 rebounds, 1 block... vs. ASU (1/19): DNP... vs. Arizona (1/17): 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, tied a career-high with 2 steals... at UCLA (1/13): DNP... at Wash (1/6): DNP... at WSU (1/4): 4 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 1 block, 1 steal, fouled out...at Stanford (12/30): 1 rebound... at Cal (12/28): DNP... vs. Oregon (12/22): played 3 minutes... vs. OSU (12/20): 5 points (1-2), career high 6 rebounds... vs. Nevada (12/15): 2 points (1-1)... at Notre Dame (12/9): 2 points (1-4), 1 assist, tied a career high with 3 blocks... vs. CSN (12/4): 1 block... vs. BYU (11/29): played 3 minutes... vs. Texas (11/25): 4 points (2-4), career-high 7 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal... vs. Florida (11/24): 2 points (1-3), 4 rebounds...vs. Morgan St (11/21): made first career start, career high 10 points (4-7) and 17 minutes played, 2 rebounds... at Tenn (11/18): set a career-high with 3 blocks, tied a career-high with 4 points (1-5), also had 3 rebounds, 1 assist, fouled out... at St. Joe's (11/16): played 2 minutes.

#44 Kim Gipson (Center * Freshman)
Kim Gipson is in her first season with the Women of Troy... A terrific, big-time physical player who will excel as her skills and understanding of the game improve... An exceptional and bright athlete whose natural skills will bring her much success... She possesses the type of demeanor a coach always wants on the floor.
This Season:

at OSU (1/26): 4 points (1-1), 8 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (1/24): 2 points (1-3), 7 rebounds... vs. ASU (1/19): 4 points (2-2), 8 rebounds... vs. Arizona (1/17): started, 12 points (6-12), 6 rebounds, 1 block... at UCLA (1/13): 3 points (1-1), 1 rebound... at Wash (1/6): 6 points (3-3), 1 rebound, 1 steal... at WSU (1/4): 12 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 1 steal...at Stanford (12/30): played 3 minutes... at Cal (12/28): 3 points (1-3), 1 steal... vs. Oregon (12/22): 2 points (1-2), 1 rebound... vs. OSU (12/20): 2 points (1-2)... vs. Nevada (12/15): 8 points (3-3), 2 rebounds... at Notre Dame (12/9): 2 points (1-2)... vs. CSN (12/4): 4 points (2-4), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 bloc, 1 steal... vs. BYU (11/29): 4 points (1-2), 1 rebounds... vs. Texas (11/25): played 4 minutes... vs. Florida (11/24): 4 points (2-3), 2 rebounds...vs. Morgan St (11/21): 4 points (2-5), led with 9 rebounds, 1 steal... at Tenn (11/18): started, 2 points (1-1), 5 rebounds... at St. Joe's (11/16): 4 points (1-6), 3 rebounds.

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