Women's Basketball

    Jan. 31, 1998

    USC Beaten by No. 18 Washington, 67-60

    SEATTLE (AP) - Gena Pelz scored six points during a 9-2 game-ending run to give No. 18 Washington a 67-60 victory against Southern California on Saturday.

    With the scored tied 58-58 and 2:10 left, Megan Franza was fouled making a driving layup to put Washington ahead for good. Franza missed the free throw, but Pelz got the rebound and converted a three-point play. Pelz added three late free throws to seal the win.

    Molly Hills scored 14 points for Washington (13-5, 4-5 Pac-10) and Pelz finished with 12. Amber Hall grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Kristin Clark scored 18 points for Southern Cal (8-10, 3-6), while Tashara Carter added 17 and Kiyoko Miller 11.

    The game marked the return to Seattle of Southern Cal coach Chris Gobrecht, who led the Huskies to nine NCAA Tournament appearances from 1985-96 and is the winningest coach in Washington history.

    Washington has won seven of the last eight meetings with the Trojans, who have lost six of their last eight overall.

    USC made only one of its first 14 shots and trailed 12-2 eight minutes into the game.

    The Trojans trailed 27-10 with 6:33 left in the half, but Carter scored eight points and Adrian Williams six to spark a 19-7 USC run that cut Washington's lead to 34-29 at halftime.