USC Charges Past Oregon For 72-48 Pac-10 Win
Dec. 22, 2005
LOS ANGELES, CALIF -- The USC women's basketball team had eight different players score in the first 10 minutes against visiting Oregon as the Women of Troy overpowered the Ducks in a 72-48 win on Thursday in the Lyon Center. USC (8-3, 2-0 Pac-10) was led in scoring by Eshaya Murphy with 17 points, and Gabrielle Williams paced Oregon (8-3, 0-2) with 14 points.
Williams was the only Duck to hit double figures in the game, while USC got 12 points from Jamie Hagiya and 11 from Camille LeNoir. The Trojan defense caused endless trouble for the Ducks, nabbing 15 steals in the game and causing 25 Oregon turnovers. USC shot 51.6 percent from the floor in the first half and went on a 13-0 run that helped the Trojans to a 41-17 halftime lead.
The teams stayed even on the scoring front in the second half, although another 13-0 scoring run from USC had Oregon in a 66-35 hole with six minutes left to play. USC outrebounded Oregon 39-27 in the game, led by nine rebounds from Jamie Funn. Allison Jaskowiak led the Trojans with four steals, and Funn and LeNoir each picked off three.
USC continues Pac-10 action next week in Northern California. The Trojans play at Stanford at 7 p.m. on Friday (Dec. 30) before ringing in the new year at California at 2 p.m. on Sunday (Jan. 1).
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