Women's Basketball

    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.

    Quotes:

    USC Coach Chris Gobrecht -
    "Everything we do is about the future of USC. I've seen it before. That's (us) paying the price of learning on defense.

    "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 -
    "Stanford came out like I've never seen them before, ready to kill us after the loss at Arizona. They were ready and we didn't play like we should. They came out to play and we didn't. That's the bottom line."