USC Gets First Pac-10 Road Win In 81-60 Victory Over Washington State

Jan. 12, 2006

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PULLMAN, WASH. -- The USC women's basketball team got a four 3-pointers apiece from Jamie Hagiya and Eshaya Murphy to help match Washington State's perimeter game and tack up the Trojans' first Pac-10 road win of the season in an 81-60 win over the host Cougars. Hagiya finished with a career-high 16 points and Murphy led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Hagiya also dished up a game-high seven assists. USC improves to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in Pac-10 play, while Washington State falls to 6-9, 0-6.

Both teams nailed 11 3-pointers in the game, but the Women of Troy stayed ahead of the Cougars with a balanced attack that saw 10 different players score by halftime. Center Chloe Kerr helped anchor a solid inside game for USC, finishing as the Trojans' third double-digit scorer with 14 points. Washington State was led in scoring by Amanda DuRocher's 13 points, and 10 from Kate Benz.

The Women of Troy powered into control with a 14-0 run in the first half that was capped off by a 3-pointer from Camille LeNoir. Her bucket got USC to a 32-20 lead before the Cougars hit their fifth three of the game to end the run. With a 41-29 lead at halftime, Hagiya stepped up and got hot from 3-point range. She pumped in three 3-pointers and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line to help the Women of Troy shoot 50 percent from the floor in the half.

USC next travels to Seattle to face No. 25 Washington at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 14).

USC		41  -  40  ---  81WSU		29  -  31  ---  60

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