Women's Basketball

    Jan. 18, 1998

    Women of Troy Beat Cal, 59-50

    LOS ANGELES - Center Adrain Williams bounced back from one of the poorest outings of her career to scored 16 points, grab 10 rebounds, and lead USC (7-8 2-4) past California 59-50 at the Lyon Center.

    In fact, after scoring only one point Friday night in a loss to Stanford, the 6-4 Williams did not start.

    Guard Kristin Clark played all but one minute and turned in a fine all-around floor game with 17 points, 6 assists and 5 steals.

    Kristin also spearheaded a Trojan defense that limited Cal in the second half to only 6 field goals, 18 points and 28-percent shooting.

    The Women of Troy received a big lift from rarely used reserve Adria Sneed, who grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and scored 6 in her first start of the season.

    The Bears (5-10 1-4) were led by guard Masa Radovic with 13.

    The Trojans host rival UCLA Friday.

    Quotes:
    USC Coach Chris Gobrecht -

    You need the reward for getting better. And we are getting better. We are fixing things here.

    We have asked the guys to embrace this defense. We helped each other. We clicked. This is a good group to play this defense.

    USC Guard Kristin Clark-
    We picked it up big-time. What set it up was the offensive rebounding and the defensive rebounding.

    Adria Sneed came in a gave us a big lift. Her hustle. She was everywhere, on the perimeter battling and underneath battling. She really proved herself.

    Notes:
    WNBA star Lisa Leslie sat courtside and kindly signed autgraphs.

    Ken Bowen, the massive offensive tackle, is a big fan of the women's team and was in attendance.