Women's Basketball
    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.

    USC Coach Chris Gobrecht-
    "I thought Adrain Williams was the key tonight. They didn't have anybody that could stop her. We had some moments when we played as good as we have all year. We did some exciting things. The team is excited about the progress we are making.

    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-
    "My game come to me tonight. I was being aggressive. This is just the beginning for me."

    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."

    L.A. Sparks General Manager Rhonda Windham scouted the game.

    Trojan Athletic Director Mike Garrett and offensive lineman Ken Bowen were courtside.