St. Mary's 71 at USC 55

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Saint Mary’s women beat USC 71-55
Friday, Dec 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Kate Gaze scored 22 points, Jackie Nared added 15 of her 21 in the second half and Saint Mary’s defeated Southern California 71-55 on Thursday night.

Lauren Nicholson added 12 points for the Gaels (9-1), who forced 24 turnovers that led to 27 points. They shot 47 percent in the second half.

Cassie Harberts had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Trojans (5-5), who shot 52 percent in the first half, but they had 15 turnovers and trailed by two at the break.

Saint Mary’s used an 8-0 run to push its lead to 11 points with 5:55 left. Harberts scored four straight points to get USC within seven. But the Trojans were forced to foul after again falling behind by double digits.

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 St. Mary's
Jackie Nared Jackie Nared
8-20,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
 USC
Cassie Harberts Cassie Harberts
6-18,  17 Pts
12 Rebs, 3 Assists

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