Women's Basketball Tops Oregon State
Feb. 6, 1998
LOS ANGELES - Reserve center Adrain Williams scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds sparking USC (9-10 4-6) to a come-from-behind 80-68 victory over Oregon State at the Lyon Center.
Williams, a 6-4 sophomore, played her best game of the season and dominated play late in the first half scoring 10 straight points.
In the second half another reserve, guard Kim Clark, ignited the club. Playing for the first time in 12 games because of a back injury, Clark equaled a career-high with 16 points.
Kim's twin sister, Kristen, added 15 points.
The Clark's also keyed SC's full court man-to-man pressure which forced the Beavers into 27 turnovers and limited them to just 45-percent shooting from the field in the second half.
Yet another Trojan reserve, freshman Whitney Houser, was an effective contributor with 12 points.
OSU (6-13 1-9) was topped by reserve guard Vanessa Morris with 21 points.
SC has now won four of the last five against OSU. The Women of Troy host Oregon Sunday at 2:00.
It was nice to have Kim back. Kim was huge. We stopped full court pick-up (pressing) when she got hurt. Tonight we got a lot of turnovers off of full court pick-up."
USC Center Adrain Williams-
USC Guard Kim Clark- "We're starting to realize the team we really are. Our pressure defense wears teams down and they make silly turnovers."
Trojan Athletic Director Mike Garrett and offensive lineman Ken Bowen were courtside.