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    Mar. 15, 1997

    USC Boots the Dons, 68-55

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Tina Thompson had 26 points and 15 rebounds to make sure there would be no Cinderella run for San Francisco this year as sixth-seeded Southern California ousted the 11th-seeded Lady Dons, 68-55, in a Mideast Region first-round game at Gainesville, Florida.

    The Women of Troy (20-8), who finished third in the Pac-10 Conference, will face Florida in a second-round game on Monday.

    Jodi Parriott contributed 11 points for USC, which shot 42 percent (21-for-50) from the field and outrebounded San Francisco, 45-33.

    Brittany Lindhe led the Lady Dons (25-6) with 15 points, but hit just 4-of-16 shots from the field. Renee Demirdjian added 13 points and Andrea Kagie 11 for San Francisco, which shot just 27 percent (16-for-59).

    Last season, the Lady Dons became the first 12th seed in the history of the NCAA Women's Tournament to advance to the Sweet 16 before falling to top-seeded Connecticut.

    SAN FRANCISCO (55)
                          fg    ft    rb
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
    Demirdjian      38  5-11   0-0   2-5  4  1   13
    Murdent         29  2-10   2-2   2-3  2  5    6
    Woods           27   1-3   2-4   0-1  0  4    4
    Shadian         34   0-2   2-2   1-4  3  5    2
    Lindhe          36  4-16   6-6   1-5  0  5   15
    Kagie           24  3-13   4-4   3-7  0  5   11
    Madkins          2   1-3   0-0   0-0  0  0    2
    Itow             6   0-1   0-0   0-1  1  0    0
    Richardson       4   0-0   2-2   0-1  0  1    2
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    TOTALS         200 16-59 18-20  9-27 10 26   55
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    Percentages: FG-.271, FT-.900. 3-Point Goals:
    5-19, .263 (Demirdjian 3-7, Shadian 0-2, Lindhe
    1-2, Kagie 1-7, Madkins 0-1). Team rebounds: 6.
    Blocked shots: 5 (Woods 4, Richardson).
    Turnovers: 17 (Lindhe 5, Shadian 4, Woods 4,
    Kagie 3, Demirdjian). Steals: 10 (Shadian 4,
    Lindhe 2, Woods 2, Itow, Murdent).
    
    USC (68)
                          fg    ft    rb
                   min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
    Thompson        34  7-14  9-10  8-15  2  4   26
    Parriott        22   5-8   0-0   0-4  1  3   11
    Campbell        31   3-6   3-4   0-5  2  1    9
    Jackson         26   0-3   0-1   1-4  3  3    0
    Kr Clark        36   3-6   2-4   0-0  2  2    9
    Ki Clark         4   0-0   2-2   0-1  0  0    2
    Miller          16   0-2   2-4   1-2  0  1    2
    Williams        21   2-9   3-4   2-9  1  3    7
    Washington      10   1-2   0-0   0-2  0  1    2
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    TOTALS         200 21-50 21-29 12-42 11 18   68
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    Percentages: FG-.420, FT-.724. 3-Point Goals:
    5-11, .455 (Thompson 3-5, Parriott 1-1, Campbell
    0-1, Jackson 0-1, Kr Clark 1-2, Williams 0-1).
    Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 1 (Campbell).
    Turnovers: 22 (Thompson 8, Jackson 5, Campbell 3,
    Kr Clark 2, Miller 2, Parriott, Williams).
    Steals: 9 (Thompson 3, Kr Clark 2, Jackson, Ki
    Clark, Miller, Parriott).
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    San Francisco      35   20  -   55
    Usc                41   27  -   68
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    Technical fouls: None. Officials: Duck Sisk, Ric
    Foxen, Athena Argyropoulous.