Women's Basketball Downs ASU
March 7, 1998
TEMPE, Ariz.-- Four players reached double digits in scoring to lead USC (12-15 overall, 7-11 Pac-10 ) to a 75-62 defeat of Arizona State (10-17, 6-12) Saturday night in front of 1,552 at the University Activity Center.
Trailing 38-28 after the first period, the Sun Devils scored just six points in the first nine minutes of the second half while USC built a 56-34 lead. The Trojans led by 22 points at the 10:23-mark, but Arizona State rallied beginning with back-to-back baskets from junior forward Kisha White. Freshman Leaf Newman, senior Rameeka Lowe and senior Stephanie Freeman followed with three-pointers over the next four minutes to cut the Trojan lead to 16. The Sun Devils outscored USC 7-1 in the final 1:15 to pull within 13 points -- the losing margin.
ASU started the scoring in the first stanza and took a six-point lead (16-10) on a layup by freshman Kellie McDanal. The Trojans knotted the score at 23 and went on to outscore the Sun Devils 15-5 the rest of the way, taking a 38-28 lead into the locker room.
The Sun Devils were paced by Freeman's 14 points and game-high six assists on "Senior Night." Freeman went 3-for-8 from three-point range. Sophomore Kristine Sand and White each added 12 points, and White grabbed a team-high seven boards.
For the Trojans, Adrain Williams (19 points), Kristin Clark (18), Tiffany Washington (14) and Kiyoko Miller (14) scored in double digits. Carter posted a game-high 11 rebounds, while Clark notched a game-high four steals.