Jan. 4, 1998
Trojans Fall to Arizona
LOS ANGELES- Guard Kristen Clark scored 22 points, but USC could not stop Arizona's powerful inside game in an 81-69 defeat at the Lyon Center.
With a loss to the Wildcats and victory Friday over Arizona State, SC (6-5 1-1) earned a split during the opening weekend of Pac-10 play.
Arizona (8-2 2-0) forward Adia Barnes scored 30 and Center Marte Alexander scored 11 and grabbed as many rebounds to control the game.
For the Lady Trojans, Clark received support from Freshman Whitney Houser with 14, Adrain Williams with 12 and Tiffany Washington with 10.
SC starting forward Jody Parriott missed both the game with strep throat.
Next, the Women of Troy travel to Oregon Thursday and Oregon State State Saturday.
We're only gonna get stronger, better. Arizona is at peak play. We have three challenges-- graduation (loss of All-America Tina Thompson), injuries and a change of coaching.
Barnes is as good as there is in the conference. She shot the ball 27 times and they looked for her every time down the floor. She a worker and a very intelligent player."
USC Guard Kristen Clark:
Adia and Marte, they pound and pound on the boards. They got some second shots that just killed us.
In fact, Arizona's 81 points are the most the Trojans have given up all season.