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The Women of Troy Did Not Have Answers for Oregon
By Khari Jones Jr., Contributing Writer
Published February 23, 2021

USC sophomore center Angel Jackson (15) scored nine points against the Oregon Ducks (photo by USC athletics)

The Women of Troy lost to the Oregon Ducks 72-48. USC did not have any answers for the surging Ducks, who sit 13-6 on the season. Oregon was looking to end their three-game losing streak.

Alissa Pili was the only Trojan to score in double figures as they struggled to put points on the board. Angel Jackson added nine points and five assists from Endiya Rogers. Jackson scored back-to-back buckets before her untimely substitution in the second quarter shortly after the Ducks took advantage of her missing presence in the paint.

One of USC’s best scorers, Jordan Sanders only scored eight points. Pili needs help, and she scored double digits for the fifth time in six games. This is the second straight game where she was the only person scoring in double figures.

USC guard Endyia Rogers (4) scored 5 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists (Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1)

The difference-maker in the game was Oregon’s ability to knock eight threes in the first half. Oregon Ducks had four players who finished in double digits. Sydney Parrish led the way with seventeen, and there was too much offensive firepower for the lady Trojans.

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The Ducks shot 48% from the arc, knocking down 12 three-pointers. USC was outrebounded 36-30 and outscored 24-22.

As the Pac-12 tournament is approaching, Head coach Mark Trakh would like to make a run before March gets here. USC Women’s have a record of 10-10.

USC will look to defeat the hot streaking UCLA, who is now ranked third in the Pac-12 and tenth overall. This will be the final regular-season game.

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