Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alexyz Vaioletama tallied 19 points and 15
rebounds as USC shocked fourth-ranked Stanford 72-68 in the Pac-12 semifinals
Ariya Crook added 15 points for USC (21-12), but Cassie Harberts was the hero.
The senior forward scored 10 of her 13 points during a personal 10-0 run with
the Trojans trailing by three points late in the contest. Her three-point play
with 1:23 remaining capped the burst and made it 67-60, and the underdog
Trojans held on from there.
USC has won five straight tilts and will meet Oregon State in the finals.
Chiney Ogwumike netted 30 points with 21 boards and five blocks in the setback
and moved into a tie with Candice Wiggins on top of the Pac-12 record book for
career points with 2,629.
Lili Thompson and Amber Orrange donated 13 and 11 points, respectively, as
Stanford (29-3) failed to reach the Pac-12 finals for the first time since the
tournament's inception in 2002. The Cardinal had their seven-game winning
There were seven lead changes and seven ties during the back-and-forth affair.
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