Women Of Troy Suffer 74-66 Loss To Oregon

Feb. 25, 2001

Los Angeles -- Despite having three players score in double digits, the USC women's basketball team fell to Oregon, 74-66, before 1387 Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.

The loss is the Trojans' fourth in a row, dropping them to 9-15 overall, 4-10 in the Pac-10. With the victory, the Ducks improve to 14-11 overall, 7-8 in the Pac-10.

USC forced Oregon to commit five turnovers in the first six minutes of the game then embarked on an 11-2 run that put them up by 12 (20-8) at the 7:58 mark. However, the Ducks kept their composure and were able to trim the Trojans lead to only five by 6:12 after the Ducks' Kourtney Shreve hit a three-pointer. USC was able to withstand Oregon's offensive run and went into the break leading 34-27.

After the half, the Ducks came out firing, going on an 11-0 run while holding the Women of Troy scoreless in the first four minutes of the half. With the run, Oregon was able to take its first lead over the Trojans 38-34 at the 16:20 mark. Following with a 6-0 run, the Ducks took a commanding 58-49 lead with only six minutes remaining.

Two three-pointers by USC guard Aisha Hollans and a jumper by Jessica Cheeks cut the Women of Troy's deficit to only four points (65-61) with 3:29 remaining, but that was as close as USC would get. Oregon made key free throws down the stretch and capped the game with a buzzer-beating three-pointer by senior Angelina Wolvert, who torched the Trojans for a game-high 25 points.

The Women of Troy were led by Tashara Carter and Cheeks who each finished with 12 points, and Hollans who added 10 points. Forward Brianne Meharry contributed 15 points and 11 boards for the Ducks.

USC will face Stanford on Thursday, March 1 in Palo Alto. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

- GO SC -

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