USC Falls In Championship Game

Nov 29, 2003

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) - Janel McCarville had a career-high 27 points andadded eight rebounds in No. 11 Minnesota's 84-61 victory over SouthernCalifornia on Saturday night in the championship game of the Junkanoo Jam'sLucayan division.

Lindsay Whalen added 15 points, seven assist and five rebounds, and ShannonSchonrock had 13 points for the Gophers.

Minnesota (5-0) blew open a close game in the first 10 minutes of the secondhalf behind the play of McCarville in the post and the excellent ball handlingand passing of Whalen on the perimeter.

Jamie Higaya led Southern Cal (1-2) with 12 points, Rometra Craig added 11and Ebony Hoffman had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Minnesota forced 30 turnovers outrebounded USC 49-31.

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