USC Newcomers Finish 1-2 In National 3-Point Shootout
March 25, 2008
USC's two 2008 McDonald's All-Americans warmed up for tomorrow's prestigious game in Milwaukee with some healthy competition from 3-point range. Incoming freshmen Ashley Corral and Briana Gilbreath - teammates on the McDonald's All-American West Team - squared off in the Powerade Jam Fest Three-Point Shootout on Monday night. Edging out her future Trojan teammate was Corral, who claimed the shootout title over Gilbreath. Corral had led eight first-round participants with 16 points on the way to the Jam Fest Three-Point Shootout Championship.
The All-American duo has been garnering accolades throughout the spring following the close of their high school playing careers. Corral was named the 2007-08 Gatorade Washington Girls Basketball Player of the Year and also was tabbed the State Player of the Year by the Seattle Times. A 5-9 point guard, Corral averaged 19.0 points, 5.0 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 steals as a senior at Prairie High School in Vancouver, Wash. She set girls state tournament records for points (247), three-pointers (32) and steals (42) in a career, and most 3-pointers in one tournament this season with 13 threes. Her fellow McDonald's All-American Gilbreath has been selected to PrepTicket.com's All-Houston First Team. Gilbreath averaged 14.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game for her Cinco Ranch High School squad in Katy, Texas.
Corral and Gilbreath are set to join the Women of Troy in the fall 2008 as true freshmen. Gilbreath's older sister Stefanie redshirted her first season at USC to heal from a torn ACL and will be a redshirt freshman in 2008-09 to see her first action as a Trojan alongside Briana.