Pili pours in career-high 28 points against Pac-12 rival UCLA
Anchorage’s Alissa Pili registered her fifth double-double for the USC women’s basketball team, yet this one was her most impressive.
The freshman hit 10-of-17 shots on her way to scoring a season-high 28 points to go with 10 rebounds in an 83-59 loss to undefeated UCLA in Los Angeles, California.
This was her first Pac-12 league game and her first taste of the rivalry in this the 97th meeting between USC-UCLA.
Pili, of Dimond High fame, performed like she was back in the CIC; with the 6-footer overpowering opponents in the post.
Moments after this bucket, Alissa hauled in her 1️⃣0️⃣th rebound!
Chalk up double-double number 5️⃣ for the freshman!#FightOn ✌️#TheTrojanWay#FightOn ✌️#TheTrojanWay pic.twitter.com/X8Esy3skcS
— USC Women's Basketball (@USCWBB) December 29, 2019
What double team?
“I think (Pili) is a great player, credit to her,” said UCLA junior forward Michaela Onyenwere told the Daily Bruin. “She’s really strong. She’s hard to get around. She uses her body well and uses that to her advantage.”
Pili leads USC (8-4) in scoring (12.4), rebounding (5.5), FG% (.509) and free throw makes (25) in 12 games.