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Harberts Plays Final Game at Home

Sunday marked the last time that Women of Troy fans would be able to see senior Cassie Harberts on the court in a USC uniform at the Galen Center.

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There is that old cliche that time goes by fast and that is sure the case when talking about one of the greatest players in USC women's basketball history, Cassie Harberts.

I still remember the first time I saw Harberts play in a high school gym, which was when she was a freshman at San Clemente High School playing for legendary head coach Mary Mulligan-Crapo.

As a young player, she stood tall at 6'2'' and went on to win just about every accolade for a high school basketball player on her way to achieving All-American status and deciding to play her collegiate basketball at USC, where she has spent the last four years breaking records.

The senior forward Cassie Harberts played her last game at the Galen Center on Sunday against the Cal Golden Bears, though her decorated career as part of the Women of Troy is not over yet just quite yet, as the teams set out for one more Pac-12 road trip before the conference tournament and possibly postseason play.

In her final game at home, Harberts recorded her 11th consecutive game scoring in double figures with 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go with four assists to lead the Women of Troy in scoring, though they fell to No. 18 Cal 76-67.

She currently holds the eighth spot on USC's all-time scoring list, passing up head coach and Trojan great Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, former teammate and current pro Briana Gilbreath, and WNBA Los Angeles Sparks standout Ebony Hoffman along the way during her senior season.

This past summer, Harberts also won a gold medal as a member of the USA's World University Games team.

The San Clemente, Calif. native was honored on senior day alongside her fellow seniors Desiree Bradley, Kate Oliver, and Rachel Totten. All four seniors made a mark on the score sheet with a basket in their final game at the Galen Center.

Going into her senior season, Harberts was recognized as a Wooden Award Preseason top-30 player and was also named as a player to watch for the Nasmith Trophy, awarded to the nation's top collegiate women's basketball player.

She could be seen as one of the most dominant posts in USC history, as she constantly drew double and triple teams from her opponents, yet she still managed to bring in double-doubles game after game.

Harberts still has a ways to go though before the final ending of her USC career, as the Women of Troy get back on the road to take on Utah and Colorado next weekend.

Should they play well down the stretch, USC is hopeful that they will get a shot to play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006, which would be the icing on the cake for Harberts' final season.