Sabrina Ionescu Nets 17th Triple Double vs USC Trojans

Oti Gildon gets back on Defense vs Colorado at Matthew Knight ArenaJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports
Oti Gildon gets back on Defense vs Colorado at Matthew Knight ArenaJustin Phillips/KPNW Sports /

Sabrina Ionescu helped the Oregon Ducks snap a two-game losing streak with her 17th triple-double in a win over the USC Trojans on Sunday.

Ruthy Hebard missed a game and a half with an injury and it was clear that she was needed on the court for the Oregon Ducks to find success. On Friday, against UCLA, Oregon did their best without Hebard finding success in the first half, but the Ducks struggled in the second half. Hebard returned in a limited role on Sunday vs USC and the Ducks’ Chemistry changed almost from the start.

Ruthy Hebard played just 13 minutes but finished the game with nearly a double-double of her own with 13 points and 8 rebounds. She made her presence felt when she was on the floor, but the story of the game was Sabrina Ionescu and Erin Boley.

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Ionescu finished the game with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 13 assists to add to her triple-double total, which is now at 17 for her career. Erin Boley finished the game with 32 points off 11 for 17 shooting. Boley was 8 for 11 from three-point range. The Ducks shot 58 percent from the floor landing 14 of 24 shots from beyond the arc as a team.

The Oregon Ducks finished with 23 assists and 10 steals. As a team, the Ducks forced 12 USC turnovers committing 14. Oregon did turn the Trojans turnovers into 12 points and the first half finished with the Ducks up just six points. The second half was all Oregon.

On Senior Day, Maite Cazorla finished with 9 points and was again impressive on the Defensive end. Oti Gildon, who earned her second straight start finished with 6 points. Oregon shot 66 percent from the floor in the final quarter to hold off the USC Trojans.

The Oregon Ducks wrap the regular season visiting Arizona and Arizona State later this week before heading to Las Vegas for the Pac-12 Tournament.  Oregon and Arizona meet on Friday night. Tipoff is set for 7 pm Pacific Time on Pac-12 Network.