Women's Basketball Defeats USC, 79-71
February 1, 1999
LOS ANGELES - The USC women's basketball team was defeated by Washington, 79-71, in a Pacific-10 contest on Saturday afternoon in the Lyon Center in front of 501. Seen courtside were professional women's basketball stars Pam McGee, Nicky McCrimmon, Penny Toler and Eugenia Rycraw. McGee (Los Angeles Sparks) and McCrimmon (formerly with the ABL's Atlanta Glory) are former Women of Troy players. Toler and Rycraw play for the Sparks.
USC falls to 6-12 overall and 2-7 in the conference. The Huskies improve to 10-8, 6-3.
Freshman Tiffany Elmore led USC with 20 points. Sophomore forward Tashara Carter collected 16 points, while junior forward/center Tiffany Washington posted her second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
The Huskies were led by sophomore guard Megan Franza with a game-high 22 points. Senior forward Amber Hall had a double-double, 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Going into half-time, Washington led 43-30.
In the second-half USC's Elmore ignited the team with 16 points, including two three-pointers in the last seven seconds of the game.
The Women of Troy were outrebounded by the Huskies 51 to 38, but caused Washington to turn the ball over 23 times, while tying their season-low in turnovers, 15.
"With our injury situation people think we ought to pack it up. These kids are not going to do that. We are always going to keep fighting. That's one of the great things about having a young team, these kids are out there to play." said USC head coach Chris Gobrecht.
The Women of Troy will travel to Oregon State on Feb. 4 at 7:05 p.m. and will continue on to face Oregon on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.