Riding the high of a Friday win over No. 25 Arizona State, the Women of Troy took the court again to dominate Arizona on Sunday. USC led the entire game, beating the Wildcats 78 – 52.
A total of five Trojans sank double-digit baskets with senior captain Sadie Edwards leading the effort with 23 points. Edwards started the game hot, going 4-for-4 beyond the arc in the first 14 minutes. Sophomore Minyon Moore added 15 points of her own and was just shy of a triple-double with nine assists and eight rebounds. Captain Jordan Adams and junior guard Aliyah Mazyck chipped in 10 points each.
Sophomore forward Ja'Tavia Tapley came up big for the Trojans under the net, grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds. Adams was right behind her with nine.
Freshman forward Sam Thomas led the Wildcats with 22 points, eight rebounds and three steals. The Women of Troy were able to keep top Arizona scorer JaLea Bennett to just eight points.
As the regular season winds down, head coach Mark Trakh said these women tell him they're ready for more.
"When I saw that, 'yeah we wanna keep playing,' that means it's February and the team is together and the chemistry is good and they wanna keep playing together," Trakh said. "I think we're in a good place heading into our last four games."
The Women of Troy are now 7 – 7 in the Pac-12 and improve to 17 – 8 overall.
USC hits the road next weekend to play the Oregon schools. Oregon currently sits at No. 9, while Oregon State is ranked No. 16. Last time, the Trojans were able to upset OSU with a 65 – 61 win.