Jan. 16, 1998
Stanford Cruises Past Women of Troy
LOS ANGELES - USC got in the way of a team on a mission and got flattened 89-55 by Stanford in front of a packed house at the Lyon Center.
The Cardinal, coming off a one-point loss at Arizona that snapped their 48-game Pac-10 winning streak, handed SC (6-8 1-4) their worst loss of the season.
Trojan guard Kristin Clark scored a game-high 20 points and freshman Tashara Carter added 10. But Stanford's (7-5 4-1) powerful tandem of Kristen Folkl and Olympia Scott put on a low-post clinic.
Folkl scored 18 points in only 15 minutes. Scott totaled 14 by halftime and finished with 16 in just 25 minutes.
Folkl, Scott and fellow-frontliner Heather Scott combined to hit 18 of 23 (mostly lay-ups), while forcing USC's Adrain Williams and Tiffany Washington into a poor 3 of 19 from the floor. That's domination.
The Women of Troy try to bounce back Sunday at 2:00 with they host the Cal Bears.
USC Coach Chris Gobrecht -
"It's a combination of the intimidation of their big kids and the quality of their big kids. They were pretty potent. That's as good a frontline as there is in the country. We looked scared."
USC Guard Kristin Clark -