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Hollans leads USC past Cal women, 91-74

The Associated Press
Monday March 05, 2001

The return home of Aisha Hollans was a resounding success. 

The Southern Cal freshman, who starred at Berkeley High, scored a career high 28 points as the Trojans triumphed 91-74 triumph over California Saturday. 

Hollans made 9-of-14 from the field, hit all eight of her free throws and added team-high totals of eight rebounds and five steals. 

Southern Cal (11-15, 6-10) built a 30-point lead in the second half en route to its highest point total of the year. Hollans was the only Southern Cal player to score in double figures, though Ebony Hoffman, Jessica Cheeks and Tiffany Elmore each tallied nine. 

The victory spoiled Senior Day for the Golden Bears (12-14, 8-8), who had won six of their last eight games. 

Courtney Johnson scored 22 points, Lauren Ashbaugh added 13 and Ami Forney contributed 11 points and a game-high 12 rebounds for California. 

The Trojans, who play five freshmen extensively, blew the game wide open with a 16-4 run midway through the second half.