Women's Basketball
    USC Falls To No. 2 Stanford, 78-60
    Aisha Hollans drives to the basket as Stanford's Lindsey Yamasaki guards.
    Aisha Hollans drives to the basket as Stanford's Lindsey Yamasaki guards.

    Feb 22, 2002

    Box Score

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nicole Powell scored 24 of her career-high 36 points in the second half as No. 2 Stanford beat Southern California 78-60 on Friday night for their 17th straight win.

    Powell shot 13-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-6 3-pointers, and had eight rebounds, and Lindsey Yamasaki added 27 points for the Cardinal (27-1, 17-0 Pacific-10), won their 17th consecutive game.

    Ebony Hoffman led the Trojans (14-12, 10-7) with 14 points and eight rebounds, and Aisha Hollans added 13 points.

    Powell, a finalist for the women's Naismith Award, led a second-half rally that gave Stanford the lead for good.

    Southern California led 36-28 at halftime, but Powell scored 15 points during a 21-3 run that put the Cardinal up 49-39 with 6:40 gone in the second.

    The Trojans missed their first eight shots in that half and shot a season-low 29.3 percent overall.

    Stanford shot 68 percent in the second half and finished with a field-goal percentage of 61.7 percent, their second-best this season.