Satou Sabally powers Oregon Ducks women’s victory at USC
LOS ANGELES Satou Sabally scored 26 points and No. 5 Oregon won its second consecutive Pac 12 game by 40 points, routing USC 93 53 on Friday night.
Sabally was a point away from tying her career high, which she set earlier this season against UC Irvine. The sophomore forward scored nine of the Ducks first 11 points and Oregon never trailed. The Ducks led by as many as 42 late in the fourth quarter.
## ## Sabrina Ionescu added 17 points, Taylor Chavez 14 and Ruthy Hebard 12 for Oregon (14 1, 3 0 Pac 12), which won its seventh in a row. The 40 point victory tied for the third largest win by the Ducks in conference play, equaling the 98 58 victory they had last Sunday against Washington State.
Aliyah Mazyck led USC (10 5, 0 4) with 16 points and Ja’Tavia Tapley added 13. Mariya Moore, who scored a career high 36 points in last Sunday’s loss at California, had 11 points.
The game was tied at 2 2 when the Ducks took control with a 9 1 run. Oregon was 4 of 6 from the field while the Trojans were 0 of 7, including missing all four from beyond the arc.
The Ducks were up 21 9 at the end of the first quarter and had a 41 19 lead at halftime. Oregon was 16 of 32 from the field in the first half and scored 23 points off 15 turnovers by the Trojans, who made just 4 of 21 from the field the first 20 minutes.