No. 2 Stanford Rolls Past USC, 78-60

Feb. 22, 2002

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicole Powell scored 24 of her career-high 36 points inthe second half as No. 2 Stanford beat Southern California 78-60 on Fridaynight for their 17th straight win.

Powell shot 13-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, and hadeight rebounds, and Lindsey Yamasaki added 27 points for the Cardinal (27-1,17-0 Pacific-10), won their 17th consecutive game.

Ebony Hoffman led the Trojans (14-12, 10-7) with 14 points and eightrebounds, and Aisha Hollans added 13 points.

Powell, a finalist for the women's Naismith Award, led a second-half rallythat gave Stanford the lead for good.

Southern California led 36-28 at halftime, but Powell scored 15 pointsduring a 21-3 run that put the Cardinal up 49-39 with 6:40 gone in the second.

The Trojans missed their first eight shots in that half and shot aseason-low 29.3 percent overall.

Stanford shot 68 percent in the second half and finished with a field-goalpercentage of 61.7 percent, their second-best this season.

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