Women of Troy Host Final Home Games Of 2003

Feb. 26, 2003

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This Week
Thursday, Feb. 27, vs. Oregon
7 p.m. at Sports Arena
Listen and follow live stats on the internet at www.usctrojans.com

Saturday, Feb. 29, vs. Oregon State
2 p.m. at Sports Arena
Listen and follow live stats on the internet at www.usctrojans.com

The Facts
The USC women's basketball team (12-15, 7-9 Pac-10) is looking to put an end to its three-game losing streak this week when it hosts the final games of the regular season. The Women of Troy welcome Oregon (11-14, 7-9 Pac-10) this Thursday, Feb. 27, for a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Sports Arena. The game is a must-win for the Women of Troy, who are looking to finish among the top six in the conference standings to avoid having to play a play-in game in next week's Pac-10 Tournament. On Saturday, March 1, the Trojans celebrate a Senior Salute against Oregon State (14-11, 8-8 Pac-10) at 2 p.m. at the Sports Arena. Both games can be heard live and followed with live stats at www.usctrojans.com. USC is coming off a 63-55 loss at No. 6 Stanford and a 60-50 defeat at California.

All USC home games (and select road games) can be heard live via the internet at www.usctrojans.com. To find the USC audio broadcast go to the 'Multimedia' link at the top of the homepage. You can also follow the select games with Live Stats by going to the women's basketball schedule page.

Senior Salute
Erin Young, the Women of Troy's lone senior this season, will be honored this Saturday, March 1, prior to tip-off against Oregon State. Young has been a model of determination and commitment in her four years at USC. A 5-11 guard/forward from Dallas, Texas, she joined the Women of Troy as a freshman walk-on in 2000. After impressing the coaching staff with skill and hard work, she earned a scholarship the following year. She has started in 17 of 26 games played this season, while also serving as team captain. This year she also collected a career-high seven rebounds against Washington State (Feb. 1) and posted a season-best eight points against Colorado (Dec. 21).

USC Looks For Pac-10 Tourney Top-6 Seed
The 2003 Pac-10 Tournament is one week away and the seeding is still in question. The top six teams will start play on Saturday, March 8, while the four lower seeds have to face each other in a play-in game on Friday, March 7. USC is currently tied for sixth place with Oregon. The Women of Troy have to earn at least a split this week against the Oregon schools to maintain a tie for either fifth or sixth place. If that is the case, then USC would win the tiebreaker with both schools thanks to its upset victory over Stanford (the Pac-10 champion) on Jan. 26.

Final Stretch For Pac-10 Race
Stanford clinched at least a share of the conference regular-season title. The second, third and fourth-place teams (Washington, Arizona, UCLA), as well as the fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth-place teams (Oregon State, USC, Oregon, Arizona State and California) are separated by only one game. Final conference standings will not be determined until the final games are played this Saturday, March 1.

Oregon Connections
Oregon has one Southern California native on its roster - sophomore guard Brandi Davis from La Habra.

Oregon State Connections
The Beavers have three Southern California natives on their roster, including junior guard Leilani Estevan (Los Angeles), sophomore guard Juleen Smith (Inglewood) and freshman guard Tarika Campbell (Long Beach) *** OSU second assistant coach Jualeah Woods is a 1994 graduate and four-year letterwinner (1991-94) at USC *** In addition to Woods, OSU first assistant Todd Corman is also a Trojan alumnus. Corman graduated from USC in 1979 with a bachelor of art degree in cinema communication *** Oregon State head women's volleyball coach Nancy Somera was a former assistant volleyball coach at USC (1991-98) under then-head coach Lisa Love. Somera also played at USC (1985-88).

Good Competition
Nine total points (an average of 2.3 points per game) have decided the last four meetings between the Women of Troy and Beavers. Since 2000, 16 points (2.0 ppg) have made the difference.

Hollans Back In Lineup
Aisha Hollans was cleared to practice on Feb. 13. She showed she was near back to 100 percent by playing 26 minutes against Cal (Feb. 22), scoring 14 points and collecting eight rebounds. On Jan. 28, an MRI revealed that Hollans suffered a partial tear to the medial cruciate ligament in her right knee against California on Jan. 24. The injury did not require surgery, but kept Hollans sidelined for five games.

Women of Troy Earn 500th Program Victory
Friday's win over Arizona State (Feb. 14) marked a historic moment for USC women's basketball when the 2003 squad earned the program's 500th all-time victory. Beginning in 1977 with the first scholarship squad to ever play at Troy, the Women of Troy have collected a 500-289 overall record and a .634 win percentage.

Against Ranked Opponents
Sixth-ranked Stanford was the Women of Troy's 11th game against a ranked opponent this season. Among the 11, six opponents have been ranked in the top 10 at game time. The Trojans are 2-9 against these teams with wins over No. 25 Colorado State, 59-58, on Nov. 17 and No. 5 Stanford, 75-72, on Jan. 26.

Hoffman Continues Double-Digit Trend
Ebony Hoffman has collected 11 double-doubles this season and 27 in her career. This season she has posted double figures in points in 23-of-25 games and double figures in rebounding in 11 games.

Game Notables
The 4,354 fans in attendance on Feb. 8 against UCLA, marked USC's largest crowd since 1986 and the 16th-largest crowd ever *** USC handed Washington State its worst home loss ever when it beat the Cougars 89-36 on Feb. 1 *** The Women of Troy also held their largest halftime lead of the season with a 48-17 advantage at the break and posted their great margin of victory this season in the 89-36 win over the Cougars *** The wins over Cal (Jan. 24) and Stanford (Jan. 26) gave the Women of Troy their first Pac-10 sweep of the season *** The victories marked USC's second and third straight - the first consecutive wins since starting the season 2-0 *** The win over Stanford (Jan. 26) snapped the Cardinal's 28-game Pac-10 win streak and its 10-game active win streak this season *** USC's win over Stanford was its first in Los Angeles since the 1994 season (the Trojans had lost 17 of the previous 18 meetings with the Cardinal... its only win was a victory at Maples Pavilion in 2001 *** USC's win over Stanford was only its second victory over a ranked opponent this season (first was over then-No. 19 Colorado State in November).

Game Recap: #9 Stanford Def. USC, 63-55
USC was unable to stop Stanford guard Nicole Powell as she collected 22 points and 16 rebounds to lead the ninth-ranked Cardinal to a 63-55 win on Thursday at Maples Pavilion. Rometra Craig scored 14 points for the Women of Troy, who lost their second straight after winning six of their previous seven. Rachel Woodward added 11 points, while Ebony Hoffman and Aisha Hollans led with eight boards apiece. Woodward gave USC a 33-30 lead with a short jumper with 17:40 remaining to play. Susan King tied it a little over a minute later with a 3-pointer, and Powell hit a 3-pointer to put Stanford up 36-33 with 14:53 left. The Cardinal eventually built a 47-37 lead, but survived a couple of USC rallies to hang on for win. The Women of Troy took a 22-7 lead early in the first half. USC made 10 of its first 12 shots while Stanford missed 15 of its first 17 attempts. Over the next eight minutes, the Cardinal went on a 19-0 run to take a 26-24 lead. The Trojans scored the final four points of the first half and the game was tied at 26-all at the break.

Game Recap: California Def. USC, 60-50
USC lost its third-straight with a 60-50 defeat at California on Feb. 22. The Trojans were outplayed in the second half after entering halftime with a 29-26 lead. Cal allowed USC to score the first two baskets coming out of the break, then embarked on a 20-6 run that put them ahead 46-36 with 11:46 left in the game. The Women of Troy could not get a shot to fall and got no closer than six points (46-40 at 10:38) in the remaining minutes. It was a tale of two halves as the Trojans managed to get off to a great start thanks to Ebony Hoffman's 12 first-half points. But despite trailing by as much as six, twice in the first 20 minutes, the Bears never seemed far behind and eventually made up for it in the second period. Hoffman led the Women of Troy with 16 points, while Berkeley-native Aisha Hollans led with eight rebounds in addition to 14 points. USC posted a 33.9 field goal percentage in the game and Cal shot 41.4 percent thanks to a 44.8 effort in the second half. The Bears outrebounded the Trojans, 42 to 35.

Player News N' Notes
* Rachel Woodward collected a career-best six assists against Arizona on Feb. 16.
* With 21 points and a career-high 20 rebounds against UCLA on Feb. 8, Ebony Hoffman became the first player since Lisa Leslie to reach a 20-point, 20-rebound double-double at USC.
* Rometra Craig hit a career-high four three-pointers against UCLA (Feb. 8).
* Erin Young had a career-high seven rebounds and four assists against Washington St. (Feb. 1).
* Ebony Hoffman tied her career high with 27 points against Washington (Jan. 30).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Washington State (Feb. 1).
* Rometra Craig was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Jan. 27.
* Aisha Hollans shot a career-high 85.7 percent against Cal (Jan. 24).
* Rachel Woodward set a new career high with 13 rebounds and Ebony Hoffman tied a career high with four blocks against Arizona State (Jan. 18).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Arizona (Jan. 16).
* Jessica Cheeks tied her career high with eight assists against Washington (Jan. 5).
* Rometra Craig and Meghan Gnekow both recorded career-high scoring efforts against WSU (Jan. 3) with 23 and 17 points, respectively. Craig also had a career-high seven steals.
* Jessica Cheeks made a career-high three three-pointers and shot a career-high 50.0 percent (3-6) from three-point range against Oregon (Dec. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman hit a career-high 9-of-9 (1.000) free throws at Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Kim Gipson posted a career high three assists against Colorado (Dec. 21).
* Aisha Hollans collected a career high 15 rebounds and tied a career high with five assists against SMU (Dec. 19).
* Ebony Hoffman matched her career high with four blocks against Pepperdine (Dec. 4).
* Rachel Woodward scored a career high 22 points against Notre Dame (Nov. 29).
* Ebony Hoffman posted a career high seven steals in win over New Mexico (Nov. 23).

Team News N' Notes
Once again, USC held Stanford to its lowest first-half field goal percentage of the season on Feb. 20 when the Cardinal shot when the Cardinal shot 28.1 percent before the break on Feb. 20 *** Washington's 12 three-pointers against the Women of Troy on Jan. 30 were the second-most ever by a USC opponent *** Against Stanford (Jan. 26), USC shot a season-best 61 percent (20-33) in the first half and its 49 points were the most the Trojans had scored in a half this season and the most allowed by Stanford *** Six players finished in double-figure scoring against Cal (Jan. 24) marking the most for the Women of Troy this season *** The last time USC was swept in the conference opener was in 1996 when the Trojans fell to both Washington and Washington State to open Pac-10 play *** The last four meetings between USC and Oregon State, including the Trojans' 63-61 loss on Dec. 27, have been decided by a total of four points *** Before beating No. 19 Colorado State in the first week of the season, the last time the Women of Troy beat a ranked opponent was on Jan. 19, 2002 when they defeated No. 23 Arizona State.

Head Coach Chris Gobrecht
Chris Gobrecht is in her sixth season at the helm of the USC women's basketball program. Replacing former head coach Fred Williams on May 8, 1997, Gobrecht returned to her alma mater to help guide the Women of Troy back to national prominence. Throughout 24 years of head coaching experience, Gobrecht has amassed a 408-295 (.580) career record with her programs at Cal State Fullerton (six years), Washington (11), Florida State (one) and USC. During her 11-year tenure at Washington, she was twice named Pac-10 Coach of the Year (1987 and 1988). Gobrecht remains the second-winningest coach in conference history with a 178-107 (.622) mark and she ranks among the top 50 active Division I coaches with 408 career victories.

Opponent Notes

Oregon (11-14, 7-9 Pac-10) -- The Ducks are coming off a split last week after defeating Washington State, 85-52, and falling to Washington, 75-59. Tied for sixth place in the conference race, Oregon needs a win over the Trojans to enter the tournament with a top-six seed. Four players are currently averaging double figures, led by forward Catherine Kraayeveld who averages 15.1 points per game. Kraayeveld also leads with 10.8 rebounds per game. Point guard Alissa Edwards leads the team with 3.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

USC-Oregon Series Record -- Oregon defeated USC, 79-73, in the first meeting of the season in Eugene on Dec. 29. Thursday's game will be the 39th meeting between the two teams. The Women of Troy own a 25-13 overall record against the Ducks. Last season, USC defeated Oregon at home, 83-73, and fell on the road, 75-65. The Women of Troy are 14-4 against Oregon in Los Angeles.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 65.8 -0.5 41.0 26.9 68.3 37.2 14.7 20.9 11.0 2.7
Oregon 66.4 -4.8 42.2 35.0 66.5 33.4 14.2 16.1 7.0 3.3


Oregon Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

23 Kedzie Gunderson F 6-0 7.0 3.0 1.7 0.9
33 Catherine Kraayeveld F 6-4 15.1 10.8 1.7 1.1
44 Andrea Bills C 6-3 9.3 6.6 0.8 1.6
5 Kourtney Shreve G 5-7 1.1 0.8 0.9 0.4
12 Alissa Edwards G 5-7 6.1 3.0 3.2 1.8

Oregon State (14-11, 8-8 Pac-10) -- The Beavers are coming off an outstanding weekend sweep, having upset then-No. 23 Washington, 100-86, and defeated Washington State, 62-46. Despite its current fifth-place standing, losses this week could still push Oregon State to one of the bottom four seeds entering the Pac-10 Tournament. The team is led by forward Hollye Chapman who is averaging 12.2 points, in addition to 6.1 rebounds per game. Center Brina Chaney leads with 6.4 boards per outing. The Beavers lead the conference in field goal percentage defense (38.3) and blocked shots (4.0 bpg). Chaney also leads the conference with 2.44 blocks per game.

USC-Oregon State Series Record -- Nine total points (an average of 2.3 points per game) have decided the last four meetings between the Women of Troy and Beavers. Oregon State defeated USC 63-61 in Corvallis in the first meeting of the season of Dec. 27. Last year, the two teams faced each other three times thanks to a first-round match-up in the inaugural Pac-10 tournament. The Women of Troy defeated the Beavers 69-65 at home and 60-58 in Corvallis before falling 69-68 at the conference tourney. The Trojans are 25-13 in the all-time series with Oregon State and 15-4 when playing in Los Angeles.

Team Comparisons
Team Ppg Margin FG% 3-FG% FT% Rpg Apg TOpg Spg Bpg

USC 65.8 -0.5 41.0 26.9 68.3 37.2 14.7 20.9 11.0 2.7
Oregon State 59.8 +0.5 40.8 27.1 66.3 37.2 14.5 17.8 7.2 4.0


Oregon State Probable Starters
No. Name Pos. Ht. ppg rpg apg spg

45 Hollye Chapman F 6-2 12.2 6.1 2.6 0.6
42 Brina Chaney C 6-5 8.8 6.4 1.6 0.4
10 Leilani Estavan G 5-7 11.3 2.4 4.9 2.0
12 Casey Bunn G 6-0 6.6 4.1 1.5 0.9
14 Jessica Jones G 5-8 4.1 2.7 2.0 0.6

Player Profiles

#3 Rometra Craig (Guard * Junior TR)
Rometra Craig is in her first season with the Women of Troy on Dec. 19, 2002... Transferred from Duke midway through the 2001-02 season and had to sit-out a complete year to become eligible... Became eligible to join the team on Dec. 19... A talented guard who brings additional speed and aggressiveness to USC's backcourt... An All-American caliber player.
This Season:

at SMU (12/19): Made her USC debut against the Mustangs off the bench, 18 points (7-11), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 6 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 19 points (7-15), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... at OSU (12/27): made her first start at USC, 13 points (5-14), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 14 points (6-13), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, career-high 23 points (10-16), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 13 points (4-13), 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 9 points (4-11), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-13), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, 17 points (7-15), 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): started, 8 points (4-12), 2 rebounds, 3 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 14 points (6-15), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started19 points (6-14), 5 rebounds, 5 assist, 1 steal... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Jan. 27)... at Wash (1/30): started, 14 points (6-18), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at WSU (2/1): started, 19 points (8-14), 5 rebounds, 4 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 18 points (7-17), including career-high 4 three-pointers, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. ASU (2/14): started, 17 points (7-18), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals... vs. Arizona (2/16): started, 15 points (5-14), 3 rebounds, 2 assists... at Stanford (2/20): started, 14 points (6-12), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Cal (2/22): started, 3 points (1-5), 2 rebounds...

#4 Reva Evero (Forward * Freshman)
Reva Evero is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:

Added to the roster on Nov. 22... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP... at SMU (12/19): DNP... at Colorado (12/21): DNP... at OSU (12/27): did not travel... at Oregon (12/29): did not travel... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): did not travel... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): did not travel... at ASU (1/18): did not travel... vs. Cal (1/24): played 1 minute, 1 rebound... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... at Wash (1/30): did not travel... at WSU (2/1): did not travel... vs. UCLA (2/8): DNP... vs. ASU (2/14): DNP... vs. Arizona (2/16): DNP... at Stanford (2/20): DNP... at Cal (2/22): DNP...

#5 Meghan Gnekow (Guard * Freshman)
Meghan Gnekow is in her first season at USC after starring at Santa Ynez (Calif.) County Union High... A guard with the potential of playing at the 2 or 3 spots... Expected to help the team because of her perimeter shooting... An athletic player who can handle the ball and make things happen.
This Season:

vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. CSU (11/15): 4 points (2-6), 4 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 12 points (5-12), 4 rebounds, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 6 points (2-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks... at UConn (12/8): 3 points (0-8), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Tenn (12/14): DNP...8 points (3-5), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at SMU (12/19): 9 points (3-4), 1 rebound... at Colorado (12/21): 1 assist... at OSU (12/27): 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds... vs. WSU (1/3): career-high 17 points (5-7), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 3 points (1-3), 5 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 6 points (3-10), 3 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCLA (1/12): 8 points (3-5), 1 assist... at Arizona (1/16): 4 points (2-7), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): 2 points (1-5), 1 rebound, 2 blocks... vs. Cal (1/24): 10 points (4-8), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): 12 points (5-19), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block... at Wash (1/30): 6 points (3-9), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at WSU (2/1): career-high 17 points (7-13), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks... vs. UCLA (2/8): 15 points (7-10), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. ASU (2/14): 9 points (2-5), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (2/16): 6 points (2-8), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block... at Stanford (2/20): 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Cal (2/22): 2 points (1-2) 3 rebounds...

#10 Jessica Cheeks (Guard * Junior)
Jessica Cheeks is in her third season with the Women of Troy... Was moved to the point guard position as a freshman... Is a great asset to the team because of her size and agility in the backcourt... An all-around athlete with great instincts for the game... A returning starter.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started (at two guard), 13 points (6-13), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 11 points (5-11), 7 rebounds, 7 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 7 points (1-9), 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 6 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 15 points (7-10), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-8), 2 rebounds, 3 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 14 points (6-11) - including game-winner - 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 3 points (1-7), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-14), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 4 points (2-5), 1 rebound, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 8 points (3-7), 3 rebounds, 3 assists... at OSU (12/27): 7 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, 13 points (5-14), career-high 3, 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 4 points (2-6), 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 8 points (4-14), 6 rebounds, tied a career-high with 8 assists, 3 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 9 points (4-8), 4 rebounds, 2 assists... at Arizona (1/16): started, 2 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, tied career high with 8 assists... at ASU (1/18): started, 14 points (5-8), 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 10 points (3-6), 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 15 points (4-6) 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at Wash (1/30): started, 9 points (4-7), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at WSU (2/1): started, 11 points (5-7), 3 rebounds, tied career high with 8 assists, 4 steals... Will sit out the remainder of the 2003 season to concentrate on priorities, announced head coach Chris Gobrecht on Feb. 8. She is expected to rejoin the team for the 2003-04 season.

#20 Alessandra Albrizzio (Guard * RS Freshman)
Alessandra Albrizzio is in her first season with the Women of Troy as a walk-on.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): DNP... vs. CSU (11/15): DNP... vs. KSU (11/20): DNP... vs. New Mexico (11/23): DNP... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): DNP... at UConn (12/8): DNP... vs. Tenn (12/14): made first collegiate appearance, played one minute... at SMU (12/19): did not travel... at Colorado (12/21): did not travel... at OSU (12/27): DNP... at Oregon (12/29): DNP... vs. WSU (1/3): played 1 minute... vs. Wash (1/5): DNP... at UCSB (1/9): DNP... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): DNP... at ASU (1/18): DNP... vs. Cal (1/24): played 1 minute, 1 steal... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... at Wash (1/30): DNP... at WSU (2/1): played 2 minutes... vs. UCLA (2/8): DNP... vs. ASU (2/14): DNP...vs. Arizona (2/16): DNP... at Stanford (2/20): DNP... at Cal (2/22): DNP...

#21 Erin Young (Forward * Senior)
Erin Young is in her senior year with the Women of Troy at forward... After joining the team as a freshman walk-on guard, she earned a scholarship for her final three seasons... Her shooting abilities are crucial to the team.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started (only 2nd career start), 4 points (1-4), tied career high with 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block (first of career)... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 6 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 6 points (3-7), 2 rebounds... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 5 points (1-6), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 7 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 1 rebound... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 2 rebounds... at UConn (12/8): started, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 points (1-1), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Colorado (12/21): 8 points (4-5), 2 rebounds, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): 2 points (1-4), 2 rebounds... at Oregon (12/29): started, played 18 minutes... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 points (1-1)... at UCSB (1/9): played 3 minutes... at UCLA (1/12): DNP... at Arizona (1/16): played 3 minutes... at ASU (1/18): 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. Cal (1/24):3 points (1-1)... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 3 points (1-1), tied career-high with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block ... at Wash (1/30): started, 6 points (3-4), 1 rebound... at WSU (2/1): started, 4 points (2-3), career-high 7 rebounds, career-high 4 assists, 1 block... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 4 points (2-3), 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. ASU (2/14): started, 4 points (2-3), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (2/16): started, 2 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Stanford (2/20): started, 1 rebound, 2 assists... at Cal (2/22): started, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal...

#23 Aisha Hollans (Guard * Junior)
Aisha Hollans is in her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most gifted guards in the conference and a crucial player to have on the court at all times... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): DNP (academic suspension)... vs. CSU (11/15): 8 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. KSU (11/20): 11 points (4-17), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 6 points (3-9), 3 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 9 points (3-9), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): 17 points (5-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist... at UConn (12/8): started, 11 points (4-16), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 6 points (3-11), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): 14 points (7-13), career high 15 rebounds, tied a career high 5 assists, 1 steal... at Colorado (12/21): started, 9 points (4-15), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 20 points (9-19), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals... at Oregon (12/29): started, double-double with 13 points (6-15), 10 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 13 points (5-8), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, 15 points (5-10), 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals... at UCSB (1/9): started, 14 points (6-11), 4 rebounds, 2 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 17 points (6-11), 10 rebounds... at Arizona (1/16): started, double-double with 21 points (7-13), 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at ASU (1/18): started, 12 points (6-14), 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 13 points (6-7, career-high 85.7 percent), 4 rebounds, 1 steal, left the game at the start of the second half after twisting her right knee... vs. Stanford (1/26): DNP... Jan. 28: Diagnosed with torn MCL, will miss four weeks of season... vs. Arizona (2/16): returned for her first game since knee injury, played 12 minutes, 7 points (3-10) 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... at Stanford (2/20): 10 points (4-10), 8 rebounds, 2 steals... at Cal (2/22): started, 14 points (5-14), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal...

#24 Tiffany Hicks (Guard * Junior TR)
A transfer from Iowa Western Community College, Tiffany Hicks is in her first season at USC... She has two years of eligibility available with the Women of Troy... A classic point guard who will be relied upon heavily this season... A very responsible player who will defend.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, 9 points (4-10), 2 rebounds3 assists.. vs. CSU (11/15): started, 3 points (1-3), 5 assists, 3 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 2 points (1-4), 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 4 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 2 rebounds, 8 assists... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 2 assists, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 1 point, 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Tenn (12/14): 3 points (1-4), 2 assists, 3 steals... at SMU (12/19): started, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals... at Colorado (12/21): 2 points (1-3), 1 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): 1 point (0-2), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): 1 rebound, 4 assists... vs. WSU (1/3): 2 points (1-3), 2 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): 2 rebounds... at UCSB (1/9): 1 point (0-0), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): 1 assist, 2 steals... at Arizona (1/16): 2 points (1-1), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... at ASU (1/18): 1 rebound... vs. Cal (1/24): 1 point... vs. Stanford (1/26): 4 points (2-3), 1 assist... vs. UCLA (2/8): 3 points (0-0), 4 assists, 1 steal... vs. ASU (2/14): started, 5 points (2-8), 2 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (2/16): started, 3 points (1-4), 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal... at Stanford (2/20): started, 5 points (2-3), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at Cal (2/22): started, 3 points (1-4), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals...

#32 Ebony Hoffman (Forward * Junior)
Ebony Hoffman is in her third season with the Women of Troy... One of the most dominating post players in the conference who had outstanding freshman and sophomore campaigns... Named to the 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team... Competed with the 2002 USA Basketball World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team this summer... A 2003 ALL-AMERICAN candidate.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, double-double with 14 points (5-11) and career-high 18 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 5 points (1-5), 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 10 points (4-10), 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 18 points (6-11), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 7 steals... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, 10 points (4-11), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, double-double with 20 points (7-11) and 15 rebounds, 3 assists, career-high 4 blocks, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, double-double with 22 points (6-17) and 14 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 10 points (3-9), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, suffered mild concussion... at SMU (12/19): started, double-double with 11 points (3-5) and 11 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21):started, double-double with 23 points (6-10) and 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals... at OSU (12/27): started, 13 points (4-8), 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at Oregon (12/29): started, 25 points (23 in the 2nd half), 7 rebounds, 4 steals... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 19 points (8-14), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 21 points (7-15), 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 17 points (8-15), 7 rebounds, 2 steals... at UCLA (1/12): started, double-double with 10 points (3-11), 16 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, double-double with 21 points (6-15), 10 rebounds, 2 steals... at ASU (1/18): started, 16 points (4-11), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, tied a career high with 4 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): started, double-double with 13 points (6-11), 11 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 10 points (4-14), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal... at Wash (1/30): started, tied career high with 27 points (11-19), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... at WSU (2/1): started, 11 points (3-7), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, double-double with 21 points (8-17) and career-high 20 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 ablocks, 1 steal...With her performance against UCLA, she becomes the first player since Lisa Leslie to reach a 20-point, 20-rebound double-double at USC... vs. ASU (2/14): started, 9 points (3-9), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals...vs. Arizona (2/16): started, double-double with 25 points (10-20), 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals... at Stanford (2/20): started, 9 points (3-8), 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals... at Cal (2/22): started, 16 points (7-19), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks, 1 steal...

#33 Rachel Woodward (Forward * Sophomore)
Rachel Woodward is in her second season with the Women of Troy... A talented passer who runs the floor well... She can catch, pass and finish on the move... Works well in transition and possesses strong rebounding skills... Brings great size to the forward position... Named to the 2002 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... A returning starter.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): started, 15 points (5-15), 4 rebounds, 3 assists2 steals... vs. CSU (11/15): started, 20 points (9-13) including game-winning three-pointer, 8 rebounds, 1 block... vs. KSU (11/20): started, 13 points (4-9), 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. New Mexico (11/23): started, 11 points (3-11), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): started, career high 22 points (10-19), 2 assists, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 3 points (1-4), 2 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals... at UConn (12/8): started, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals... vs. Tenn (12/14): started, 2 points (1-7), 2 rebounds... at SMU (12/19): started, 18 points (9-18), 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1block, 3 steals... at Colorado (12/21): started, 13 points (4-6), 4 rebounds... at OSU (12/27): started, 5 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 2 steals... at Oregon (12/29): 4 points (2-9), 2 rebounds off the bench... vs. WSU (1/3): started, 9 points (2-8), 4 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Wash (1/5): started, double-double with 14 points (5-10), 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at UCSB (1/9): started, 6 points (3-9), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal... at UCLA (1/12): started, 11 points (5-10), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at Arizona (1/16): started, 6 points (3-6), 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal... at ASU (1/18): started, 6 points (3-5), career high 13 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal... vs. Cal (1/24): started, 19 points (9-13), 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals... vs. Stanford (1/26): started, 2 points (1-8), 1 steal... at Wash (1/30): started, 6 points (2-6), 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... at WSU (2/1): started, 13 points (6-11), 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 2 steals... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 11 points (5-10), 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal... vs. ASU (2/14): started, 14 points (5-9), 7 rebounds, 1 assist, tied career-high 2 blocks, 2 steals... vs. Arizona (2/16): started, 6 points (2-6), 5 rebounds, career-high 6 assists... at Stanford (2/20): started, 11 points (5-8), 3 rebounds, 2 assists... at Cal (2/22): started, 9 points (4-9), 7 rebounds, 2 assists...

#44 Kim Gipson (Center * Sophomore)
Kim Gipson is in her second season with the Women of Troy... A terrific, big-time physical player who has continued to excel as her skills and understanding of the game have improved... An exceptional, bright athlete whose natural skills will bring her much success.
This Season:
vs. NAU (11/15): 4 points (2-2), 2 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. CSU (11/15): 2 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... vs. KSU (11/20): 3 rebounds, 2 assists... vs. New Mexico (11/23): 1 rebound, 1 assist... vs. Notre Dame (11/29): 6 points (3-4), 1 rebound, 1 steal... vs. Pepperdine (12/4): started, 2 points (1-5), 3 rebounds, 1 steal... at UConn (12/8): 4 points (1-1), 3 rebounds... vs. Tenn (12/14): 2 points (1-4), 1 rebound... at SMU (12/19): 4 points (1-3), 3 rebounds... at Colorado (12/21): started, 4 points (2-4), 4 rebounds, career high 3 assists, 1 steal... at OSU (12/27): started, 1 assist... at Oregon (12/29): 2 points (1-3), 1 assist, 1 steal... vs. WSU (1/3): 3 points (1-3), 2 rebounds... vs. Wash (1/5): 5 points (2-4), 2 rebounds, 2 assists... at UCSB (1/9): 4 points (2-5), 7 rebounds... at UCLA (1/12):1 rebound, 1 assist... at Arizona (1/16): 3 points (1-3), 1 rebound, 1 assist... at ASU (1/18): 2 steals... vs. Cal (1/24): played 4 minutes... vs. Stanford (1/26): 10 points (career-high 5-5), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... at Wash (1/30): 8 points (3-5), 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals... at WSU (2/1): 8 points (1-5), 8 rebounds, 1 assist... vs. UCLA (2/8): started, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block... vs. ASU (2/14): 6 points (3-6), 3 rebounds, 1 steal... vs. Arizona (2/16): 3 rebounds... at Stanford (2/20): 6 points (2-5), 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 1 steal... at Cal (2/22): 3 points (1-3), 1 rebound...

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