Nov. 24, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ashley Corral scored 15 points, including two key 3-pointers, to help USC upset No. 17 Georgia during a 71-63 victory on Tuesday night.
The Trojans, playing their third ranked team this season, made 5 of 9 shots behind the arc in the final 20 minutes to improve to 3-1.
After USC led by as many as 11 time in the second half, Georgia pulled with two points three times.
Georgia’s Anne Marie Armstrong made a long 3-pointer to cut USC’s lead to 62-60.
But USC’s Briana Gilbreath answered with a 3-pointer in the corner to keep the Trojans ahead for good.
Jacki Gemelos had 14 points for USC and Christina Marinacci had nine points and eight rebounds.
Jasmine James had 17 points and Porsha Philips had 11 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for Georgia (3-1).
Tied at 41, the Trojans went on a 12-1 run including two 3-pointers from Corral to take control of the game in the second half.
Georgia responded with nine straight points to cut USC’s advantage, but couldn’t regain the lead.
The Lady Bulldogs beat their first three opponents by an average of 19.3 points and Georgia outrebounded USC 44-31.
Georgia led by as many as 11 in the first half when Philips scored on a putback making it 21-10.
From there, the Trojans slowly chipped away at the lead.
With Georgia ahead 27-20, USC scored five straight points to shift the momentum.
The teams were deadlocked 31-31 at halftime after USC guard Jacki Gemelos hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds left before the break.
Both teams struggled from 3-point range in the first half with Georgia shooting 12.5 percent and USC 21.4 percent.