Women's Basketball Beats Washington, 62-52
Jan. 7, 2005
SEATTLE -- Freshmen Brynn Cameron and Camille LeNoir contributed with 19 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the USC women's basketball team to a 62-52 victory over Washington on Friday night. The win marks the first Trojan victory in Seattle in five years (2000) and the first at UW's Bank of America Arena (formerly Hec Ed Pavilion) since 1998.
With its third-straight Pac-10 victory, the Women of Troy improve to 9-4 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Washington falls to 6-9 overall and 2-3 in the Pac-10.
USC stayed in the game thanks to Cameron's 7-of-15 shooting effort (including five three-pointers), while LeNoir's 8-of-8 effort at the line, including six-straight in the final 35 seconds, ensured the win. Cameron scored 13 of her 19 points in the first half, while LeNoir saved her contributions for the second half, posting all 17 points in the final 10 minutes.
After falling behind by as much as seven points (38-31) at the start of the second half, USC used a 14-0 run following a timeout to take the lead. The run, fueled by two Cameron three-pointers and a key steal by LeNoir, gave the Trojans a 45-38 advantage with 8:48 left on the clock.
The Huskies responded with a 7-0 run of their own to tie the score at 45-45 with 6:53 on the clock. In the final minutes, USC outscored UW 17-to-7 thanks to solid defense which held the Huskies to two field goals and only four shots at the line. Meanwhile, the Women of Troy hit a pair of shots and took advantage of eight free throw opportunities for the win.
The Trojans survived a sloppy first half thanks to Cameron's 13 points, including a three-pointer on the team's final possession. The shot knotted the score at 25-25 at the half.
Up next, the Women of Troy travel across the state to take on Washington State on Sunday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. in Pullman.