USC Women Drop Exhibition Game On Last-Second Shot

Nov. 8, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The Women of Troy suffered a 66-63 loss thanks to a last-second shot by Jamie Redd of the Bay Area Pro-Am (and a former player at Washington under head coach Chris Gobrecht) on Wednesday night in the North Gym. Returners Tashara Carter and Tiffany Elmore led a young USC women's basketball team with 13 points each in its first exhibition game of the 2000-01 season.

With a 36-30 advantage at the break, Bay Area Pro-Am returned in the second half and increased its lead to 14 (44-30) hitting the first three consecutive jumpers against the Women of Troy. Sparked by a three-pointer from USC freshman Jessica Cheeks, the Trojans slowly began to chip away at the lead.

USC cut the lead to one (58-57) with 3:35 remaining then took its first lead on a lay-up by heralded freshman Ebony Hoffman at the 3:03 mark. As Bay Area reclaimed the lead, the Women of Troy prepared for overtime when Elmore tied the score 63-63 on a jumper with 0:24 left in regulation. In the following seconds both teams turned the ball over before Redd took a cross-court pass with no time remaining and hit a buzzer-beater to upset USC, 66-63.

Carter led the team with the 13 points (along with Elmore), six assists and nine rebounds in the game. Bay Area was led by Redd who finished with 15 points in the game.

USC will play one more exhibition game on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. in the Lyon Center. The team opens the regular season on the road against Creighton (Nov. 17) and Drake (Nov. 19).

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