Women’s Basketball Roundup : Miller Scores 23 in USC’s 96-66 Win


Cheryl Miller had 23 points and 12 rebounds Friday night to lead USC to a 96-66 win over St. Joseph’s, Pa., in the first round of the Maryland women’s basketball tournament at College Park, Md.

Miller, playing 28 minutes, hit 11 of 16 shots as the Trojans raised their record to 2-0.

Cherie Nelson added 15 points, and Karen Howell and Cynthia Cooper each had 13 points for the Trojans, who broke the game open after leading at halftime, 42-36.

UC Irvine 57, Southern Methodist 52--Zalina Walton scored 13 points to pace Irvine to victory in a tournament at Las Cruces, N.M. Tonight, UC Irvine will play New Mexico State, which defeated Hardin-Simmons, 86-55.


Texas A&M; 79, UCLA 63--Undefeated Texas A&M; jumped to a 19-2 lead and went on to defeat UCLA in the opening round of the Oregon State tournament at Corvallis, Ore.

Lisa Langston scored 24 points to lead the Aggies (3-0). UCLA’s record dropped to 1-2.

In the third-place game tonight, the Bruins will face Cal State Fullerton, which bowed to Oregon State, 66-60.