The Lady Bears traveled to the University of Southern California and were ready to get after it, winning 67-14.

Senior guard Brice Calip came out for this game shooting wellt, making back-to-back 3-pointers in the first quarter, both assisted by senior guard Mya Bhinhar. 

A few more Lady Bears added to the score shortly after. Senior forward Jasmine Franklin and senior forward Abi Jackson both scoring, making the score 10-2 halfway through the first quarter.

Franklin hit 1,000 career points with her second basket of the game.

The Trojans broke the Lady Bears 10-0 run with three minutes left in the first, but when the quarter ended, the Lady Bears were up 23-8.

Jackson put up the first points of the second quarter, followed by a jumper from senior guard Mariah White.

Calip hit her third three and was fouled on the shot, putting the Lady Bears up 31-8 with 6:47 left in the half.

The Lady Bears went on a 12-0 scoring run against the Trojans before they were able to score this quarter, 34-10.

To end the first half, the Trojans nearly hit a buzzer beater, but the Lady Bears still had twice the amount of points, going into the locker rooms 44-20.

Similar to the second quarter, Jackson scored the first points of the third quarter, and the Trojans immediately answered with a 3-pointer.

Calip hit another three to put the Lady Bears up 49-23 with six minutes left in the third. 

After two 20+ point quarters for the Lady Bears, they slowed down their pace and scoring, only adding 11 points in the third but keeping them up 55-27.

Sophomore guard Paige Rocca put two up for the Lady Bears with 8:38 left in the game. 

A minute later, Rocca fed it to Jackson for another two to put them up 59-30. 

At the end of the final quarter, coach Amaka “Mox” Agugua-Hamilton let her freshman guards Isabelle Delaurue, Taylor Woodhouse and Lindsey Byers run the floor.

The Lady Bears came out victorious with a 67-41 win over the Trojans, putting them 3-1 on the season.

“We wanted to come into this game and make a statement,” Mox said in a postgame radio interview with Tom Ladd. “We have to continue gaining respect one game at a time.”

The Lady Bears will continue their road trip on Friday, Nov. 26  against Virginia Tech in the San Juan shootout.


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