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    January 4, 1997

    Strong Second Half Leads USC Over Washington State

    PULLMAN, Wash. -USC limited Washington State to 38.5 percent shooting from the field in the second half to come back from a two-point halftime deficit and defeat Washington State 70-63 Saturday night in Pullman. The Women of Troy improve its record to 8-3, 2-0 in the Pac-10 and have won six of their last seven contests. Washington State falls to 5-5, 0-2.

    Washington State came out strong in the first half, shooting 51.5 percent from the field (15-29) and building a 38-36 halftime advantage. In the second half, WSU cooled off hitting on only 10-of-26 shoots from the floor and misfiring on all of their attempts from the three-point line (0-7). USC outscored Washington Stae 34-25 in the decisive second half.

    USC was led by Tina Thompson, who paced the Women of Tryo with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jodi Parriott and Kristin Clark each chipped in 13 points, and Adrain Williams came off the bench to score 12 on 6-of-8 shooting.

    Forward Amy Saneholtz led Washington State with 17 points, followed by teammate Yvonne Kunze with 15 points.

    USC's next game is a Pac-10 matchup with California on Jan. 10 at 7:30 at the Lyon Center.

    USC 70, WASHINGTON STATE 63

    USC - Thompson 9-21 4-4 23, Parriott 6-8 0-1 13, Campbell 2-4 1-3 5, Jackson 0-4 0-1 0, Kr Clark 6-18 0-1 13, Ki Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 6-8 0-1 12, Washington 1-2 0-2. Totals 31-66 5-13 70.

    Washington State - Erickson 2-2 0-0 5, Saneholtz 8-12 1-2 17, Kunze 5-11 5-5 15, Hyett 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 3-10 0-0 7, McNeely 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Ludwicki 1-4 0-0 3, Wilder 5-9 2-3 12, Rubio 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 25-55 10-12 63.

    Halftime Score: Wash St. 38, USC 36. Three-point Field Goals: USC 3-13 (Thompson, Parriott, Kr. Clark), Wash St. 3-14 (Erickson, Smith, Ludwicki). Rebounds: USC 43 (Thompson), Wash St. 30 (Wilder 9). Assists: USC 10 (Jackson 3), Wash St. 17 (Hyett 10). Turnovers: USC 16, Wash St. 17. Personal Fouls: USC 13, Wash St. 14. Fouled Out: None. Attendance: 404.