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No. 11 Stanford 89, USC 55

January 17, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Kristin Folkl scored 18 points and Olympia Scott added 16 as No. 11 Stanford handed Southern Cal its worst loss of the season, 89-55 in a Pac-10 conference game Friday night.

Stanford improved to 7-5 overall and 4-1 in the Pac-10.

The Women of Troy (6-8, 1-4) lost despite a game-high 20 points from Kristin Clark.

``We didn’t do a good enough job of making it difficult for them,″ USC coach Chris Gobrecht said. ``That’s the price of learning pains of the defense.″

Stanford never trailed and had a 33-8 lead less than 12 minutes into the game. The Cardinal, shooting 61 percent from the field, took a 47-21 lead at halftime.

Stanford’s biggest lead was 42 points, 71-29, with 8:24 left in the second half.

``This game gave us the chance to give some of our younger players more experience,′ Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer said. ``We handled the press well and got valuable contributions from the bench.″

Heather Owen added eight points and 10 rebounds for Stanford.

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