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WOMEN'S COLLEGE HOOPS: Luttinen, Pilots scissor USF

Ducks fall at Trojans; Louisville rallies


The Portland Pilots won 82-72 at San Francisco on Sunday afternoon, with junior Kari Luttinen scoring 23 points.

The Dons led 51-44 in the second half before UP went on a 12-0 run that was capped by a pair of Luttinen 3-pointers.LUTTINEN

In all, Portland put together a 35-12 run over a nine-minute span, giving the visitors a weekend road split and a 3-4 West Coast Conference record (10-8 overall).

USF slipped to 2-5 in the WCC and 7-11 for the season.

Cassandra Brown added 16 points for the Pilots, while Cassandra Thompson had 11 and Jasmine Wooton 10.

  •  USC pounded Oregon 109-85 Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles.

    The Ducks dropped to 0-6 in the Pac-12 and 9-8 overall, despite Jillian Alleyne's 15th double-double of the season (12 points, 17 rebounds) and her 13th double-double in a row.

    USC, which has won eight of its last nine games, moved into a tie for second in the conference at 6-1. The Trojans are 13-6 overall.

    Chrishae Rowe added 19 points for Oregon, which went without starting point guard Ariel Thomas, a senior who hurt an ankle Friday at UCLA. Her replacement, Lexi Petersen, scored 14 points and had a career-high six assists.

    USC's Cassie Harberts had 30 points and seven rebounds.

  •  At Dallas, No. 5 Louisville improved to 18-1 with an 81-66 win over SMU on Sunday afternoon.

    The Cardinals (6-0 in the American Athletic Conference) had to rally from eight points down at halftime. They got 11 unanswered points in a 79-second span and were on their way.

    Guard Shoni Schimmel, a senior from Franklin High, was one of five Cards in double figures. She had 12 points on 4-for-12 shooting, going 2 of 6 from 3-point range. She also had four assists and three steals.