Nov. 25, 1997
USC Coasts Past Long Beach State
LOS ANGELES - New USC head coach Chris Gobrecht enjoyed a dominating debut in an 84-55 thumping of Long Beach State (2-1) at the L.A. Sports Arena.
Despite facing a non-stop full-court press, the Trojans (1-0) jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead and were never threatened the rest of their season-opener.
Sophomore forward Tiffany Washington topped and active and balanced Trojan attack. Washington scored 12, grabbed 9 rebounds and collected 6 steals in only 24 minutes.
Flashy guard Kristin Clark scored a game-high 15 to go along with 5 steals and 6 assists.
Freshman forward Whitney Houser (6 of 7 fg, 2 of 2 ft) pitched in 14. 6-4 center Adrain Williams and Kim Clark (Kristen's twin sister) added 12 each.
Next, the Women of Troy play at UCSB Thursday December 4.