Trojans Upset No. 5 Stanford 75-72
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rometra Craig scored nine of her 19 points in the finalsix minutes as Southern California upset No. 5 Stanford 75-72 Sunday, endingthe Cardinal's 28-game Pac-10 Conference winning streak.
Nicole Powell scored a season-high 34 points and Chelsea Trotter added 10for Stanford (15-2, 7-1), which had won 10 straight overall.
Jessica Cheeks had 15 points, Meghan Gnekow 12 and Kim Gipson and EbonyHoffman 10 each for Southern California, which had lost 16 of its last 17against Stanford.
The Trojans (9-11, 4-5) trailed only once, 60-58, then took the lead forgood on Craig's 3-point basket with 5:56 to play.
Susan King's 3-pointer pulled the Cardinal to 66-64 with 3:41 left. ButCraig made a 3-point shot and two free throws to give Southern California a71-64 lead with 1:07 to play.
Ebony Hoffman's free throw completed a 6-0 run that put the Trojans ahead72-66 with 45.3 seconds left. Stanford scored the game's final six points onSebnem Kimyacioglu's 3-pointer with nine seconds left and Kelley Suminski'sthree free throws with four-tenths of a second remaining.
The Trojans led 49-35 at halftime, then were outscored 15-1 over the first5:21 of the second half as the Cardinal moved into its first tie, 50-50, with14:19 to play. Powell had three 3-point baskets and 11 points during the run.
Stanford tied the score twice more before taking its first lead on Powell'stwo free throws with 6:12 remaining.
Southern California scored the game's first 10 points and the Trojans shot aseason-best 61 percent in the first half, making 20 of 33 shots. The 49 pointswere the most the Trojans had scored in a half this season and the most allowedby Stanford.
Powell's 34 points gave her 1,155 for her career, moving her past Jill Yankeand Kami Anderson into 19th place on the school's career list.
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