USC women’s basketball team defeats No. 25 Washington State in overtime

USC guard Endyia Rogers during a game against Loyola Marymount in November 2020.
Endyia Rogers, shown in November, scored nine of her 16 points in overtime Friday as USC beat No. 25 Washington State 81-77.
(Kyusung Gong / Associated Press)

Jordan Sanders had a season-high 24 points, Endyia Rogers scored nine of her 16 points in overtime, and USC beat No. 25 Washington State 81-77 on Friday night at Galen Center.

Jordyn Jenkins, a 6-foot-2 freshman, added season highs of 12 points, nine rebounds and three steals for USC (6-5, 4-5 Pac-12 Conference). The Trojans have won seven in a row against Washington State and three consecutive overall.

Sisters Charlisse and Krystal Leger-Walker combined to make nine three-pointers and score 49 points for the Cougars (7-2, 5-2). Washington State, which played the program’s first game as a team ranked in the top 25, saw its four-game winning streak end.


Highlights from the USC women’s basketball team’s 81-77 victory over No. 25 Washington State on Friday.

Charlisse Leger-Walker, who finished with 26 points, hit a three-pointer to give the Cougars a 69-68 lead with 2:45 to play, but Rogers answered with a three and USC led the rest of the way. Sanders and Angel Jackson, who finished with 12 points, each made a pair of free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal it.

The Trojans shot 47% (29 of 62) from the field and made 18 of 20 from the free-throw line.

Jackson’s layup with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter gave USC a 12-point lead, but Washington State scored 14 of the next 16 points, including two free throws by Charlisse Leger-Walker to make it 64-all with 5.8 seconds left and, ultimately, force overtime. She then stole a pass near midcourt but did not get off shot before the end of regulation.