USC women beat Washington State 81-73
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aliya Mazyck scored 27 points, Minyon Moore had 21 and USC beat Washington State 81-73 on Sunday.
Kayla Overbeck added 12 points and Asiah Jones 10 for the Trojans (13-8, 3-7). USC shot 52 percent, though it was only 2 of 13 from 3-point range. The Trojans scored 22 points off 15 WSU turnovers and dominated points in the paint 58-24.
Borislava Hristova scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds and five assists for the Cougars (7-15, 2-9), who have lost six straight games and have lost four in a row to USC. Alexys Swedlund added 18 points and Chanelle Molina 17 with the Cougars shooting 51 percent and making 11 of 27 from the arc.
Trailing by one at halftime, USC took a 64-59 lead after finishing the third quarter on a 7-0 surge. Molina’s fifth 3-pointer got WSU within four with 3:34 left in the game before Jones scored four points in a 7-0 surge to lead by nine with 40 seconds left.
The Cougars scored 30 points, hitting 5 of 7 3-point tries, in the first quarter but went without a field goal for the first 8½ minutes of the second and clung to a 40-39 halftime lead.