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USF Women's Basketball Drops 66-48 to Colorado in 2007-08 Home Opener

Nov. 16, 2007

Box Score

(San Francisco) - USF opened the home portion of the 2007-08 schedule with a 66-48 setback to rising Big-12 power Colorado in non-conference women's action Friday night at War Memorial Gym. The Dons (1-2) struggled from the field, especially in the second half against the Buffs (1-0), who got 26 points from their bench in their season opener.

San Francisco shot .368 (21-57) from the field for the game including a dismal .111 (1-9) from 3-point range. USF hit just nine field goals in the second half, converting on a chilly .321 (9-28) from the floor. Colorado had no such problems, draining .439 (25-57) from the field, including .333 (5-15) from long distance.

Senior center Lisa Olden led the way for the Dons with a solid night, scoring a team-high 14 points with seven rebounds. Junior forward Necolia Simmons added 11 points with seven boards in her debut in the Green and Gold. Junior guard Shay Rollins chipped in eight points and senior guard Dominique Carter scored seven.

USF trailed by 11 at the intermission, 36-25, paced by 12 from Olden. The Dons scored just one point - a free throw by Carter at 17:53 - before sophomore forward Heidi Heintz connected on a lay-up with 14:12 remaining in regulation. The Buffs opened the half on a 10-1 run and USF never cut the lead to single digits.

Senior All-American Jackie McFarland led all scorers with 22 points and eight rebounds, while freshman forward Brittany Spears added 15 points and seven rebounds for Colorado.

San Francisco returns to action when it travels to Southern California for a non-conference game at Cal State Fullerton, Monday, November 19. Game time against the Titans is set for 5:00 PM at Titan Gym.