Women's Basketball
    USC Gets First Pac-10 Road Win In 81-60 Victory Over Washington State
    Jamie Hagiya matched her career high with 16 points against WSU.
    Jamie Hagiya matched her career high with 16 points against WSU.

    Jan. 12, 2006

    Box Score

    PULLMAN, WASH. -- The USC women's basketball team got four 3-pointers apiece from Jamie Hagiya and Eshaya Murphy to help match Washington State's perimeter game and tack up the Trojans' first Pac-10 road win of the season in an 81-60 win over the host Cougars. Hagiya finished with a career-high 16 points and Murphy led all scorers with 18 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Hagiya also dished up a game-high seven assists. USC improves to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in Pac-10 play, while Washington State falls to 6-9, 0-6.

    Both teams nailed 11 3-pointers in the game, but the Women of Troy stayed ahead of the Cougars with a balanced attack that saw 10 different players score by halftime. Center Chloe Kerr helped anchor a solid inside game for USC, finishing as the Trojans' third double-digit scorer with 14 points. Washington State was led in scoring by Amanda DuRocher's 13 points, and 10 from Kate Benz.

    The Women of Troy powered into control with a 14-0 run in the first half that was capped off by a 3-pointer from Camille LeNoir. Her bucket got USC to a 32-20 lead before the Cougars hit their fifth three of the game to end the run. With a 41-29 lead at halftime, Hagiya stepped up and got hot from 3-point range. She pumped in three 3-pointers and went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line to help the Women of Troy shoot 50 percent from the floor in the half.

    USC next travels to Seattle to face No. 25 Washington at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 14).

    USC		41  -  40  ---  81
    WSU		29  -  31  ---  60
    
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