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    January 10, 1997

    USC Uses Big Second Half To Beat Cal 91-57

    LOS ANGELES, Calif. - USC finished with five players with double digits in scoring, led by Tina Thompson with 19 points, and outscored visiting Cal by 31 points in the second half as the Trojans won the Pacific 10 Conference game 91-57 Thursday.

    The Trojans remained unbeaten in conference play, moving to 3-0 (9-3 overall) while Call dropped to 1-2 in Pac-10 play and 5-7 overall.

    USC, which held a slim 34-31 halftime lead, shot a blistering 64 percent from the field in the second half and pulled away for the win. Those turning in solid shooting nights for the Trojans were Thompson (6-for-10) and Jodi Parriott (7-10), who finished with 16 points.

    Joining Thompson and Parriott with 10 or more points were: Erica Jackson (14 points); Adrian Williams (12 points); and Kim Clark (11 points.)

    Williams finished the night on 6-of-12 shooting, 13 rebounds (10 defensive rebounds) in 25 minutes of action.

    Call was led by Liz Rizzo who scored 11 points.

    Post-game Quotes

    USC Forward Jodi Parriott

    On big second half: "Erica Jackson...was key to a lot of big plays, some threes, her passing. We came out intense, alot stronger, more focused."

    USC Forward Tina Thompson

    "The first half we let the game come to us, instead of taking control. Defense wins games. Our defense controled our offense (in the second half). We got a couple of steals. We got a couple of fast break baskets and there we went (laughs)."

    On Erica's career-high night: "She was playing like herself, not hesitant. This is her team. She is our point guard. Our leader. She took control."

    USC Guard Erica Jackson:

    "Earlier this week we had a team meeting and they told me I had to pick it up to help the team. So I tried to pick it up offensively and defensively to give this team a boost. Once I started shooting and hitting, everybody started shooting and hitting. It was contagious."

    USC 91, California 57

    California -- Czepiec 3-16 1-2 9, Kennon 2-4 0-2 4, Leander 5-7 0-0 10, Rizzo 3-13 2-2 11, Smith 3-7 1-2 7, Bowie 4-9 0-2 9, McDaniel 2-4 1-1 5, Snijder 0-1 0-0 0, Folsom 0-0 0-0 0, Churchill 0-0 0-0 0, Tamony 0-0 0-0 0, Dmitrieva 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-62 5-11 57.

    USC -- Thompson 6-10 6-8 19, Parriott 7-10 0-0 16, Campbell 1-4 0-0 2, Jackson 5-8 2-2 14, Clark 0-3 0-0 0, Williams 6-12 0-3 12, Washington 1-2 1-2 3, Miller 3-4 0-0 6, Clark 5-6 0-0 6, Polk 1-3 0-0 2, Lewis 2-3 2-3 6. Totals 37-65 11-18 91.

    Halftime score:California 31, USC 34. 3-point field goals: Cal 6-31 (Rizzo 3, Czepiec 2 Bowie 1), USC 6-13 (Jackson 2, Parriott 2, Thompson 1, Clark). Rebounds: Cal 35 (Leander 9), USC 42 (Willaims 13). Assists: Cal 10 (Smith 4), USC 21 (Jackson 7). Turnovers: Cal 24, USC 19. Fouls: Cal 20, USC 9.