Scores

Final

USC 69

(14-5, 8-2 Pac-12)

Oregon State 59

(5-14, 1-9 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 27, 2005

    1 2 T
    USC 32 3769
    ORST 22 3759

    USC 69, Oregon State 59

    CORVALLIS, Ore.(AP) -- Brynn Cameron scored 12 points to lead Southern Cal to a 69-59 win over Oregon State on Thursday.

    Rachel Woodward and Meghan Gnekow added 11 points each for USC (14-5, 8-2 Pac-10), which had a seven-game conference winning streak snapped by No. 5 Stanford last Saturday.

    Shannon Howell had 20 for the Beavers (5-14, 1-9). Kim Butler added 14 points and Ebony Young had a career-high 13.

    Under the direction of first-year coach Mark Trakh, the Women of Troy might be the surprise team of the Pac-10. The youngest team in the conference with 10 freshman and sophomores, USC is all alone in second place after being picked to finish seventh in preseason polls.

    Nine players entered the game averaging at least 5.4 points, with Cameron pacing the balanced attack with a 9.9 scoring average.

    USC jumped to a 13-3 advantage and eventually led by 14 points in the first half as Oregon State went the first seven minutes without a field goal.

    The Beavers attempted only 19 shots for the entire half and trailed 32-22 at the break.

    Young and Casey Bunn scored to open up the second half, getting the Beavers to within six points, but USC strung together a quick run and the game wasn't close again.

    Howell, Oregon State's leading scorer with a 15.8 average, made just one of her first eight shots. The Beavers have lost nine of their last 10.

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