Temi Fagbenle led the Trojans with 25 points and 14 rebounds.
THIS SEASON Marguerite Effa enters her third season at USC as a junior post with great athleticism and a soft finishing touch in the paint.
2016-17 SOPHOMORE SEASON Effa appeared in 14 games as a sophomore... Scored in eight games with a season-high four points provided in three games... Set new career high with two assists vs. UCLA on Jan. 18.
2015-16 FRESHMAN SEASON Effa appeared in 23 games as a true freshman... Scored points in 14 games, including setting a career high with nine points in the season opener vs. Hope International... Pulled in a career-best six rebounds in two games... Also had two blocks vs. Cal on Jan. 24... Averaged 2.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.
HIGH SCHOOL Effa was a two-time pick as the Los Angeles City Section Player of the Year out of Fairfax High... Averaged 23.4 points and 12.2 rebounds during her four years at Fairfax...Played club for California Basketball Club.
PERSONAL Marguerite Manuela Effa was born Jan. 19. 1997 in Cameroon... Enjoys reading and cooking in her free time... Lists her high school coach Judy Edwards as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to swim with sharks... Hopes to travel to Brazil, Mexico, China, Texas and Mississippi... Would like to play professionally after graduation... Majoring in non-governmental organizations and social change.