Thompson, No. 11 Stanford women beat USC

LOS ANGELES — Lili Thompson scored 21 points and No. 11 Stanford eased past Southern California 71-60 on Sunday night.

Thompson made 12 of her 14 free throw attempts, both career highs.

Erica McCall had six-straight points to start a 13-0 run which gave Stanford a 23-13 lead with 10:52 left in the first half. The Cardinal led the rest of the way.

Stanford (15-5, 7-1 Pac-12) shot 50 percent from the field, including 41.7 percent (5 of 12) from 3-point range, and made 20 of 24 free throws.

McCall finished with 11 points and Amber Orrange added 10 for Stanford.

Jordan Adams had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Kaneisha Horn scored 11 and grabbed 11 boards to lead the Trojans (11-8, 3-5). Brianna Barrett added 15 points.

USC has lost three straight, its longest losing streak of the season, and shot just 35.8 percent from the field.

Stanford shot 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from the floor in the opening half and took a 36-27 lead into the break.

Orrange scored five points during a 9-2 run that extended Stanford's lead to 15 points, 53-28, with 12:29 to go, and the Trojans trailed by at least three possessions the rest of the way.



Stanford: The Cardinal have won 15 of their last 16 against USC.It was coach Tara VanDerveer's 790th win with Stanford. She is 10 wins away from becoming the 10th coach, men's or women's, to win 800 games with a single Division I program.

USC: The Trojans dropped to 0-4 against Top 25 teams this season..They outscored Stanford 36-22 in the paint, held a 20-5 advantage in offensive rebounds and scored 20 second-chance points.


Stanford: Hosts Washington State on Jan. 31

USC: Visits No. 9 Oregon State on Jan. 31

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