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Harberts leads USC past rival UCLA

Cassie Harberts scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as USC snapped a three-game Pac-12 losing streak with a 68-54 victory over rival UCLA

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LOS ANGELES – Cassie Harberts scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as USC snapped a three-game conference losing streak with a 68-54 victory over UCLA on Saturday.

Ariya Crook added 10 points for the Women of Troy (15-9 overall, 8-4 Pac-12) before a home crowd of 4,254.

Kiki Alofaituli, Brianna Barrett and Courtney Jaco scored eight points apiece for USC.

The Women of Troy are third in the Pac-12 standings, behind Stanford (22-1, 11-0) and Arizona State (20-3, 9-2).

Stanford is ranked No. 3 in the nation.

USC started the first half by outscoring the Bruins 13-4 and led 33-20 at the break. Jaco made a three-pointer with 15:30 left in the second half to expand the Women of Troy’s lead to 46-25.

Despite a 20-9 run by the Bruins that reduced USC’s lead to 11 points with 4:11 left, the Women of Troy weren’t seriously threatened down the stretch.

USC made 43.1 percent of its shots from the field, 46.7 percent from the free-throw line and 38.5 percent from three-point range. The Women of Troy scored 38 points in the paint, compared with 22 for the Bruins.

Atonye Nyingifa led UCLA (11-13, 5-7) with 25 points and nine rebounds.

The Bruins shot 33.9 percent from the field, including 21.4 percent on three-point attempts.

Other games

At Oregon St. 75, Colorado 63

Sydney Wiese scored 20 points and Deven Hunter added 18 as the Beavers (14-9, 6-5) defeated the Buffaloes (3-8, 13-9).

Oregon State improved to 9-1 in home games and is above .500 in conference play for the first time this season.

“Our decision-making continues to improve,” Beavers coach Scott Rueck said.

At Oregon 93, Utah 71

Freshman Chrishae Rowe poured in 38 points and Jillian Alleyne contributed 18 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Ducks (13-9, 4-7) past the Utes (10-12, 3-8).

Pac-12 women
Arizona St.9-220-3
USC 8-415-9
Washington St.6-512-11
Oregon St.6-514-9
Colorado 3-8 13-9
Saturday’s resultsUSC 68, UCLA 54 Oregon 93, Utah 71Oregon St. 75, Colorado 63

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