Basketball Hits The Road To Face Arizona, Arizona State

Jan. 13, 2003

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This Week
Thursday, Jan. 16, at Arizona
7 p.m. MST - Tucson, Ariz. (McKale Center)
Listen to audio on the internet at www.arizonaathletics.com

Saturday, Jan. 18, at Arizona State
7 p.m. MST - Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena)
Listen to audio on the internet at www.thesundevils.com

The Facts
The USC women's basketball team (6-10, 1-4 Pac-10) hits the road this week in hopes of putting an end to its three-game losing streak. The Women of Troy face No. 22 Arizona (10-4, 4-2 Pac-10) in Tucson this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. MST. The Wildcats will be the Trojans' seventh ranked opponent of the season. The game can be heard live at www.arizonaathletics.com. On Saturday, USC travels to Tempe to face Arizona State (11-4, 3-3 Pac-10) at 7 p.m. MST at Wells Fargo Arena. The game will be televised locally on Arizona-TV Channel 13 and it can be heard live at www.thesundevils.com. USC is coming off a 72-57 loss to No. 21 UC Santa Barbara and a 72-64 loss at UCLA.

Hoffman Takes Lead
With 17 points against the Gauchos (Jan. 9) and 10 against the Bruins (Jan. 12), Ebony Hoffman now leads the team in both points (15.5 ppg) and rebounds (9.9 rpg). This is the first time she has led in both categories since the start of her freshman season (2000-01).

Hoffman and Hollans Seeing Double
Ebony Hoffman collected her seventh double-double of the season and Aisha Hollans posted her third on Sunday, Jan. 12, against UCLA. Hoffman finished the game with 10 points and a game-best 16 rebounds, while Hollans led with 17 points and 10 rebounds. This is the 23rd career double-double for Hoffman and the eighth for Hollans.

Trojans Getting Stronger on the Boards
As the season progresses, USC's rebounding continues to improve. The Trojans are currently leading the Pac-10 with 15.62 offensive rebounds per game. Even after a dismal rebounding performance against UC Santa Barbara (49 to 28), the Trojans bounced back by outrebounding UCLA, 43 to 33.

Hollans Making A Name On The Boards
Guard Aisha Hollans has always been a threat on both ends of the court. She is currently averaging 12.2 points per game (third on the team), but also ranks second on the team (behind Hoffman) in rebounding with 6.1 boards per game. Hollans ranks 12th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (second among guards) and 14th in scoring.

Game Recap: UCLA def. USC, 72-64
USC's three-game win streak against UCLA came to an end when the Women of Troy suffered a 72-64 loss to the Bruins on Jan. 12. It was a fast-paced game from the start. Led by guard Aisha Hollans, USC quickly established control on the boards and converted second-chance opportunities to build a six-point lead, 19-13, at 8:10. But UCLA responded with an 11-2 run to take its first lead, 24-21, with 4:56 remaining in the half. A pair of Bruin three-pointers, including one with seven seconds remaining, increased the margin to five points, 32-27, at the end of the half. UCLA maintained its advantage throughout the second half, leading by as much as 13 points, 60-47, at the 7:24 mark. At that point, the Women of Troy responded with a 10-0 run to cut the lead to 60-57, then came within one point, 65-64, thanks to a pair of free throws by Ebony Hoffman with 1:41 left on the clock. But on the following possession, UCLA's Michelle Greco gave her team some breathing room when she hit a layup and was fouled to complete a three-point play. Greco hit four more free throws in the remaining minute to seal the victory for UCLA.

Game Recap: #21 UC Santa Barbara def. USC, 72-57
Despite double-figure performances by Ebony Hoffman and Aisha Hollans, USC fell to 21st-ranked UC Santa Barbara - its sixth ranked opponent of the season - 72-57 on Jan. 9. After trailing Santa Barbara 5-0 at the start of the game, USC took its first and only lead when a layup by Hoffman put the Trojans ahead 21-19 with 7:05 remaining before halftime. But USC's advantage was brief as the Gauchos used a 15-2 run to close the period and take a 36-23 lead into the locker rooms. The shooting woes for the Women of Troy continued at the outset of the second half before Hollans ended over an eight-minute offensive drought with a layup at the 16:56 mark. Santa Barbara responded with a Lisa Willett three-pointer and a lay-in by Lindsay Taylor to take its largest lead at 47-25 with 12:42 left to play. At that point, a string of seven unanswered points cut USC's deficit to 12 with 1:56 remaining, but it was too little too late. UCSB's Debby Caine put an exclamation point on the victory with another three from the left wing and the Gauchos sealed a 72-57 win. Hoffman posted a game-high point total of 17, while Hollans contributed 14. Hoffman posted a game-high point total of 17, while Hollans contributed 14. USC had a frustrating night from behind the three-point line, making just one of 19 long-range attempts. The Trojans were outrebounded, 49 to 28.

Arizona Connections
Arizona forward Robin Roberson and USC's Aisha Hollans both attended Berkeley (Calif.) High. Roberson graduated in 2001, while Hollans finished the year before, but both played on Berkeley High's 2000 squad which advanced to the CIF California Division I finals. *** Arizona guard Aimee Grzyb is a former prep teammate of USC's Rometra Craig. The two players both graduated from Archbishop Mitty High (San Jose, Calif.) in 2000. *** The Wildcats have eight California players on their roster.

Arizona State Connections
Arizona State Head Coach Charli Turner Thorne served as a graduate assistant for two years at Washington (1988-90) under Chris Gobrecht. 'The Washington staff was wonderful to work with,' states Turner Thorne in the 2003 ASU media guide. 'It was their influence that helped me truly believe in a unique style of pressure defense.' *** Arizona State has three California players on its roster.

Keep Your Eye On The Ball
There is one category that the Trojans have definitely dominated this season - turnovers! Despite averaging 22.0 turnovers in 16 games, the Women of Troy have used it to their advantage by forcing opponents to turn the ball over 24.9 times per outing. With a fast-paced pressure defense, USC has also managed to collect 11.4 steals per game.

Nonconference Schedule Provides Maximum Test
There were no 'easy' games for the Women of Troy on the 2002-03 nonconference schedule. Prior to the start of the Pac-10 season, USC played 10 games, faced five ranked opponents (No. 29 Colorado State, No. 4 Kansas State, No. 10 Notre Dame, No. 5 UConn and No. 4 Tennessee), took five road trips with stops in Colorado (twice), Kansas, Connecticut and Texas, and played four home games.

Player News N' Notes
* Rachel Woodward collected a career-high 11 rebounds and Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Washington (Jan. 5).
* Rometra Craig and Meghan Gnekow both recorded career-high scoring efforts against Washington State (Jan. 3) with 23 and 17 points, respectively. Craig also had a career-high seven steals.
* Jessica Cheeks made a career-high three three-pointers and shot a career-high 50.0 percent (3-6) from three-point range against Oregon (Dec. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman hit a career-high 9-of-9 (1.000) free throws at Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Kim Gipson posted a career high three assists against Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Aisha Hollans collected a career high 15 rebounds and tied a career high with five assists against SMU (Dec. 19).
* Ebony Hoffman matched her career high with four blocks against Pepperdine (Dec. 4).
* Rachel Woodward scored a career high 22 points against Notre Dame (Nov. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman posted a career high seven steals in win over New Mexico (Nov. 23).
* Ebony Hoffman collected a career-high 18 rebounds in a double-double effort against Northern Arizona (Nov. 15).

Team News N' Notes
The last time USC was swept in the conference opener was in 1996 when the Trojans fell to both Washington and Washington State to open Pac-10 play *** The last four meetings between USC and Oregon State, including the Trojans' 63-61 loss on Dec. 27, have been decided by a total of four points *** Before beating No. 19 Colorado State in the first week of the season, the last time the Women of Troy beat a ranked opponent was on Jan. 19, 2002 when they defeated No. 23 Arizona State.

USC Boasts Nation's Second-Toughest Schedule
The Women of Troy accepted the nation's No. 2 toughest challenge this season, according to the WBCA and its preseason nonconference strength of schedule rating. Overall, the Trojans ranked No. 17 in strength of schedule. The 2003 schedule featured Notre Dame (Nov. 29) and New Mexico (Nov. 23) at the Sports Arena and Tennessee (Dec. 14), who boasts the No. 1-rated toughest schedule, at the Forum, road games against Pepperdine (Dec. 4), SMU (Dec. 18), Colorado (Dec. 21) and UC Santa Barbara (Jan. 9), and a Dec. 8 match-up at defending national champion Connecticut in Hartford, Conn.

Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht is in her sixth 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 24 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 402-291 (.580) 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 171-103 (.625) mark and she ranks among the top 50 active Division I coaches with 402 career victories.

Opponent Notes

#22 Arizona (10-4, 4-2 Pac-10) -- Arizona is 10-4 overall this season, 4-2 in the Pac-10 and is ranked 22nd in the latest AP poll. The team's three-game win streak came to an end last week when it suffered a 60-59 loss to Washington on a last-second shot. Seven of Arizona's 10 wins this season have been by 21 points or more. With averages of 18.6 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, freshman center Shawntinice Polk continues to lead Arizona in both categories. She has 10 double-doubles so far this season. Sophomore guard Dee-Dee Wheeler is second in scoring, with 15.4 ppg, and is third in rebounding, with 4.3 rpg. Head coach Joan Bonvicini is in her 12th season at the helm of the Wildcat program. Last year's team went 14-14 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-10 to finish tied for sixth place.

USC-Arizona Series Record -- Thursday's game will be the 49th meeting between the Women of Troy and Wildcats. USC owns a 36-12 series advantage, which originally began with a 21-game Trojan win streak. Arizona broke the streak with a 94-84 win in 1988-89. The Wildcats have found success in the last seven seasons. Since 1995-96, Arizona has defeated the Women of Troy in 10 of the last 14 games. USC is 16-6 all-time at the McKale Center. The Trojans fell to the Wildcats, 78-74, at home to start the 2002 season, then won the second meeting, 71-64, in Tucson.

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

USC 64.8 -2.1 38.9 21.5 70.1 37.6 14.8 22.0 11.4 2.1
Arizona 78.4 +12.6 50.6 38.4 57.9 40.6 20.1 19.4 8.1 3.4


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

35 Krista Warren F 6-2 12.9 7.2 2.2 0.9
00 Shawntinice Polk C 6-5 18.6 11.3 3.6 1.2
11 Dee-Dee Wheeler G 5-6 15.4 4.7 2.6 1.9
13 Aimee Grzyb G 5-7 12.8 2.0 3.9 1.2
20 Julie Brase G 5-10 7.6 3.4 4.8 0.9

Arizona State (11-4, 3-3 Pac-10) -- After starting the season with five straight wins and an 8-1 nonconference record, the Sun Devils have had more difficulty in conference play. Arizona State is coming off a 69-56 loss to Washington and 66-58 victory over Washington State. The team has also defeated Oregon and Oregon State, but lost to Stanford and Cal at the start of Pac-10 play. Freshman guard Jill Noe leads the Sun Devils with 15.3 points per game, while forwards Amy Denson and Kristen Kovesdy lead on the boards with 6.5 and 6.3 rebounds per game, respectively. Head coach Charli Turner-Thorne is in her seventh season at the helm of the Sun Devil program. Last year's team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after capturing the inaugural Pac-10 Tournament title. ASU posted a 25-9 overall record and 12-6 mark in the Pac-10 to tie for second place in 2002.

USC-Arizona State Series Record -- The ASU-USC series has been the most successful for the Women of Troy in conference history, but the Sun Devils have won five of the last seven meetings. With a 41-8 overall series record in Troy's favor, Saturday's game will mark the 50th meeting between these two squads. USC is 18-5 all-time at ASU's Wells Fargo Arena. Last season, the Women of Troy upset a ranked ASU squad at home, 68-49, but fell to the Sun Devils on the road, 67-60.

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

USC 64.8 -2.1 38.9 21.5 70.1 37.6 14.8 22.0 11.4 2.1
Arizona State 70.2 +7.5 42.6 34.2 69.1 36.3 16.6 19.3 11.7 3.0


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

32 Amy Denson F 6-1 11.5 6.5 0.6 1.1
54 Kristen Kovesdy F 6-3 11.3 6.3 1.3 1.3
10 Kylan Loney G 5-7 9.0 1.2 3.3 1.1
22 Jill Noe G 5-10 15.3 5.1 3.7 2.7
30 Carrie Buckner G 5-9 7.3 5.1 1.3 1.9

Player Profiles

#3 Rometra Craig (Guard * Junior TR)
Rometra Craig will begin her first season with the Women of Troy on Dec. 19, 2002... Transferred from Duke midway through the 2001-02 season and must sit-out one complete year to become eligible... Became eligible to join the team on Dec. 19... A talented guard who brings additional speed and aggressiveness to USC's backcourt... An All-American caliber player.
This Season:

at SMU (12/19): Made her USC debut against the Mustangs off the bench, 18 points (7-11), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 19 points (7-15), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... at OSU (12/27): made her first start at USC, 13 points (5-14), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 14 points (6-13), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, career-high 23 points (10-16), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 13 points (4-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 9 points (4-11), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-13), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal...

#4 Reva Evero (Forward * Freshman)
Reva Evero enters her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:
Added to the roster on Nov. 22... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP... at SMU (12/19): DNP... at Colorado (12/21): DNP... at OSU (12/27): did not travel... at Oregon (12/29): did not travel... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): did not travel... at UCLA (1/12): DNP...

#5 Meghan Gnekow (Guard * Freshman)
Meghan Gnekow enters her first season at USC after starring at Santa Ynez (Calif.) County Union High... A guard with the potential of playing at the 2 or 3 spots... Expected to help the team because of her perimeter shooting... An athletic player who can handle the ball and make things happen.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSU (11/15): 4 points (2-6), 4 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 12 points (5-12), 4 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 6 points (2-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks... at UConn (12/8): 3 points (0-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP...8 points (3-5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at SMU (12/19): 9 points (3-4), 1 rebound... at Colorado (12/21): 1 assist... at OSU (12/27): 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds... vs. WSU (1/3): career-high 17 points (5-7), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 3 points (1-3), 5 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 6 points (3-10), 3 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCLA (1/12): 8 points (3-5), 1 assist...

#10 Jessica Cheeks (Guard * Junior)
Jessica Cheeks begins her third season with the Women of Troy... Was moved to the point guard position as a freshman, but may return to a more natural 2/3 position as a junior... Is a great asset to the team because of her size and agility in the backcourt... An all-around athlete with great instincts for the game... A returning starter.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started (at two guard), 13 points (6-13), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 11 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 7 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 7 points (1-9), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 15 points (7-10), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 14 points (6-11) - including game-winner - 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 3 points (1-7), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-14), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 4 points (2-5), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 8 points (3-7), 3 rebounds, 3 assists... at OSU (12/27): 7 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 13 points (5-14), career-high 3, 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 4 points (2-6), 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 8 points (4-14), 6 rebounds, tied a career-high with 8 assists, 3 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists...

#20 Alessandra Albrizzio (Guard * RS Freshman)
Alessandra Albrizzio enters her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): DNP... vs. CSU (11/15): DNP... vs. KSU (11/20): DNP... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): made first collegiate appearance, played one minute... at SMU (12/19): did not travel... at Colorado (12/21): did not travel... at OSU (12/27): DNP... at Oregon (12/29): DNP... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): DNP... at UCLA (1/12): DNP...

#21 Erin Young (Forward * Senior)
Erin Young enters her senior year with the Women of Troy at forward... After joining the team as a freshman walk-on guard, she earned a scholarship for her final three seasons... Her shooting abilities are crucial to the team... Looks to become much more explosive after quiet sophomore and junior campaigns.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started (only 2nd career start), 4 points (1-4), tied career high with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block (first of career)... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 6 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 6 points (3-7), 2 rebounds... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 1 rebound... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 2 rebounds... at UConn (12/8): started, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 points (1-1), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Colorado (12/21): 8 points (4-5), 2 rebounds, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): 2 points (1-4), 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): started, played 18 minutes... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 points (1-1)... at UCSB (1/9): played 3 minutes... at UCLA (1/12): DNP...

#23 Aisha Hollans (Guard * Junior)
Aisha Hollans begins her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference and a crucial player to have on the court at all times... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate... A returning starter on the perimeter.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): DNP (academic suspension)... vs. CSU (11/15): 8 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. KSU (11/20): 11 points (4-17), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 6 points (3-9), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 9 points (3-9), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 17 points (5-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... at UConn (12/8): started, 11 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-11), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): 14 points (7-13), career high 15 rebounds, tied a career high 5 assists, 1 steal... at Colorado (12/21): started, 9 points (4-15), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 20 points (9-19), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, double-double with 13 points (6-15), 10 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 13 points (5-8), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 15 points (5-10), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 14 points (6-11), 4 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 17 points (6-11), 10 rebounds...

#24 Tiffany Hicks (Guard * Junior TR)
A transfer from Iowa Western Community College, Tiffany Hicks begins her first season at USC... She has two years of eligibility available with the Women of Troy... A classic point guard who will be relied upon heavily this season... A very responsible player who will defend and get the ball to all the right people.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started, 9 points (4-10), 2 rebounds3 assists.. vs. CSU (11/15): started, 3 points (1-3), 5 assists, 3 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 2 points (1-4), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 4 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 8 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 2 assists, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): 3 points (1-4), 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 2 points (1-3), 1 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): 1 point (0-2), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): 1 rebound, 4 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 1 point (0-0), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): 1 assist, 2 steals...

#32 Ebony Hoffman (Forward * Junior)
Ebony Hoffman enters her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most dominating post players in the conference who had outstanding freshman and sophomore campaigns... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... Competed with the 2002 USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team this summer... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate... A returning starter in the post.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started, double-double with 14 points (5-11) and career-high 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 5 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 10 points (4-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 18 points (6-11), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-11), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, double-double with 20 points (7-11) and 15 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 4 blocks, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, double-double with 22 points (6-17) and 14 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 10 points (3-9), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, suffered mild concussion... at SMU (12/19): started, double-double with 11 points (3-5) and 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21):started, double-double with 23 points (6-10) and 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 13 points (4-8), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): started, 25 points (23 in the 2nd half), 7 rebounds, 4 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 19 points (8-14), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 21 points (7-15), 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 17 points (8-15), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 10 points (3-11), 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal...

#33 Rachel Woodward (Forward * Sophomore)
Rachel Woodward enters her second season with the Women of Troy... A talented passer who runs the floor well... She can catch, pass and finish on the move... Works well in transition and possesses strong rebounding skills... Brings great size to the forward position... Named to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... A returning starter.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): started, 15 points (5-15), 4 rebounds, 3 assists2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 20 points (9-13) including game-winning three-pointer, 8 rebounds, 1 block... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 13 points (4-9), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 11 points (3-11), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, career high 22 points (10-19), 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 3 points (1-4), 2 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-7), 2 rebounds... at SMU (12/19): started, 18 points (9-18), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1block, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 13 points (4-6), 4 rebounds... at OSU (12/27): started, 5 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): 4 points (2-9), 2 rebounds off the bench... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 9 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 14 points (5-10), career-high 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 6 points (3-9), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 11 points (5-10), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal...

#44 Kim Gipson (Center * Sophomore)
Kim Gipson begins her second season with the Women of Troy... A terrific, big-time physical player who has continued to excel as her skills and understanding of the game have improved... An exceptional, bright athlete whose natural skills will bring her much success.
This Season:

9vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (2-2), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. CSU (11/15): 2 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 3 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 1 rebound, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 6 points (3-4), 1 rebound, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 4 points (1-1), 3 rebounds... vs. Tenn (12/14): 2 points (1-4), 1 rebound... at SMU (12/19): 4 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... at Colorado (12/21): started, 4 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, career high 3 assists, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): started, 1 assist... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-3), 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): 3 points (1-3), 2 rebounds... vs. Wash (1/5): 5 points (2-4), 2 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCSB (1/9): 4 points (2-5), 7 rebounds... at UCLA (1/12):1 rebound, 1 assist...

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