Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Women's Basketball Upset by USC, 81-67
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: June 22, 2004
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jessica Cheeks scored a career-high 18 points and Ebony Hoffman added 17 to upset No. 19-ranked Arizona 81-67 on Thursday night.

Southern Cal (6-8, 1-3 Pac-10), which only trailed once, blew the game open after going on a 11-3 run early in the second half to take a 52-35 lead.

"Arizona is a very explosive team and we knew they could turn things around in a hurry, so we tried to squash their momentum and focus on our game," Southern Cal coach Chris Gobrecht said.

The Trojans, which led 39-32 at the half, shot 54 percent from the floor in the second half compared to Arizona's 36 percent.

LaKeisha Taylor and Reshea Bristol each scored 17 points for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1).

"We got beat in every phase of the game," Arizona coach Joan Bonvicini said. "(Southern Cal) just wanted it more and it showed in everything."

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