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Oregon Bounces Back with Win Over Trojans, Ducks 72 - USC 48

Now let’s end the regular season on a high note!

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The No. 13 Oregon Ducks (13-6, 10-6) defeated the USC Trojans (10-10, 8-9) in dominating fashion, ultimately winning the contest 72 to 48 at Matt Knight Arena.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Suddenly the Ducks looked like their old selves again. Nyara Sabally (11 Pts, 3-3 3PT) and Erin Boley (13 Pts, 8 Reb) led the way for Oregon in the the team’s best offensive performance since January 10 when they defeated the Cal Golden Bears 100 to 41.

The Ducks outscored the Trojans in every quarter and finished 48.2 percent from the floor. Oregon tallied 12 three-pointers out of 28 attempts and found success early from deep, going 8 of 15 before the half. On the other side of the court, the Trojans went just 4-of-13 from downtown and finished 32.7 percent from the floor.

A pair of Oregon veterans—Boley and Taylor Chavez—got things off on the right foot by draining their first shots from three-point range to help the Ducks take an early 6-0 lead. Taylor Mikesell then joined the party with a three-pointer of her own after the Trojans responded, and even Sabally shot especially well from deep - hitting all three of her shots from three-point land.

A jumper from Jordan Sanders cut the lead to four with 8:10 left in the second, but Oregon answered with a 10-0 run that included triples from Sabally and freshman Sydney Parrish. The Ducks led 39-25 at the half and would eventually build a game-high 26-point lead in the fourth after an 8-0 run punctuated the dominant victory.

The Ducks finished with 18 assists to 8 turnovers and saw tremendous bench play from Parrish (17 Pts, 4-6 3PT) and Sedona Prince (11 Pts, 5 Reb). Starter Te-Hina Paopao also had an impressive outing, not so much on the scoreboard (4 Pts), but definitely as a teammate (8 Ast, 7 Reb, 1 Blk, 1 Stl).

Pending any previously postponed games popping up within the next week, the Ducks will play their final game of the regular season one week from today when the Beavers come to town.



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