Rogers, Hanson help No. 17 Oregon women beat USC 73-45
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Endyia Rogers had 19 points, six assists and three steals against her former team and Taya Hanson had season highs with 17 points and five made 3-pointers to help No. 17 Oregon beat Southern California 73-45 Sunday.
Oregon (11-3, 2-1 Pac-12) had lost back-to-back games, falling 84-67 to No. 3 Ohio State at the San Diego Invitational on Dec. 21 before an 82-74 loss against No. 10 UCLA on Friday but bounced back with a convincing win that stretched its win streak against the Trojans to 13 games.
The Ducks led by double figures for the final 31 minutes, 44 seconds and limited USC (11-3, 1-2) to season lows for points and field-goal percentage (23%). Oregon scored 21 points off 20 Trojans turnovers.
Rogers scored eight points before Hanson’s first 3-pointer of the game gave Oregon a 19-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Te-Hina Paopao and Chance Gray made back-to-back baskets to open the second quarter before Taylor Bigby hit a 3-pointer with 8:25 left in the second that snapped the Trojans’ scoring drought of 5-plus minutes. Kayla Williams scored inside to trim USC’s deficit to 26-16 but Oregon’s Kennedy Basham answered with a layup and Rogers followed with a three-point play just 39 seconds later.
Gray finished with 14 points and Phillipina Kyei added six points, 20 rebounds, three assists and four blocks for Oregon. Kyei, who has grabbed double-digit rebounds in six consecutive games and nine of the last 10, became the first Ducks player with at least 20 rebounds in a game since Jillian Alleyne grabbed 21 in a win over Arizona State in January of 2016.
Rayah Marshall led USC with 14 points and 11 rebounds but made just 3 of 15 from the field.
Rogers averaged nearly 14 points per game in two seasons with the Trojans, twice earning all-Pac-12 honors, including a first-team selection as a sophomore in 2020-21.
Oregon plays at Arizona State on Friday
USC wraps up a three-game road trip at No. 10 UCLA on Jan. 8
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