USC holds strong to defeat Oregon

EUGENE — Cassie Harberts and Ariya Crook scored 16 points apiece to lead USC over Oregon 67-62 on Sunday.

Alexyz Vaioletama had 10 points, and Brianna Barrett had 10 points and nine assists for the Trojans (5-8, 2-0 Pac-12). Christina Marinacci had 11 rebounds and seven points.

USC led 32-30 at halftime and never trailed in the second half, but the Ducks tied the game three times in the final 5 minutes.

Oregon shot 39 percent from the field for the game — compared with just 33 percent for USC — and outrebounded the Trojans 49-40. Oregon committed 17 turnovers, which USC converted to 19 points.

Amanda Delgado and Ariel Thomas scored 15 points apiece for Oregon (2-12, 0-2). Thomas also had seven assists. Jillian Alleyne had nine points and 10 rebounds.

No. 16 UCLA 68, Oregon State 64

At Corvallis, Alyssia Brewer scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead No. 16 UCLA.

Brewer was 7 of 13 from the field for the Bruins (11-2, 2-0 Pac-12).

Atonye Nyingifa scored 14 points and Markel Walker had 13.

Oregon State led 34-29 at halftime. Oregon State shot 40.6 percent from the field for the game, while UCLA shot 37 percent. But the Beavers had 24 turnovers.

Ali Gibson led Oregon State with 15 points, and Jamie Weisner had 13 points. Alyssa Martin had 11. Deven Hunter had nine points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Beavers (6-8, 0-2). UCLA has won the last eight meetings against Oregon State.


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