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Women of Troy Blow Out Davidson For First Win

Several career highs were set by Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's squad.

Courtney Jaco hit a career-high five 3-pointers.
Courtney Jaco hit a career-high five 3-pointers.
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The USC women's basketball team responded to a tough loss against No. 2 South Carolina by putting together a complete team victory, blowing out its next opponent, Davidson, by 35 points:

The Women of Troy jumped out to an early 17-4 lead and never looked back as all five starters topped double digits and all 12 players on the roster scored. Courtney Jaco led the way for USC, scoring 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting. All seven of her attempts came from beyond the three-point line. Her five 3-pointers were a career high.

Redshirt sophomore Jordan Adams had one of the best games of her career. She tied her career high with 12 points and dished out a career-high seven assists. Adams also grabbed four rebounds and had two steals.

As a team, the Trojans shot 52 percent from the floor and made eight of their 17 shots from deep. They also won the rebounding battle, 39-30, grabbing 18 boards on the offensive end. They also forced 28 Davidson turnovers, snagging 19 steals. Junior Brianna Barrett swiped seven of those steals -- coming one shy of her career high.

Freshmen Chyanne Butler saw her first action. In 10 minutes, she dished out three assists and had a bucket. Fellow frosh Amy Okonkwo scored her first points, tallying seven points and two rebounds in eight minutes. Transfer sophomore Alexis Lloyd also got her first career points as a Trojan, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds in 23 minutes of action, after not playing in the opener against South Carolina.

After Davidson shot 62 percent in the first half, USC held them to 35 percent in the second half. Davidson's Mackenzie Latt scored a game-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting while Hannah Early had 15 points and seven rebounds.

USC will stay on their road, but will return to California for its next game. The Trojans will play at Long Beach State on Friday at 4:30 p.m. On Sunday, the Women of Troy will finally play in the Galen Center when they host Fresno State at 2 p.m.