Pili scores 32, becomes sixth Alaska woman to net 30 at D1 level

February 23, 2020
Alissa Pili basketball

Alissa Pili

USC freshman Alissa Pili of Anchorage by herself outscored Washington State in the first half en route to scoring a career-high 32 points to power the Trojans to a 66-60 Pac-12 road win.

The 6-foot freshman drilled a 3-pointer late in the second quarter to give her 20 points as USC took a 37-19 lead into halftime.

Washington State made its move in the third quarter and sliced the lead down to six early in the fourth quarter. On three different occasions, however, Pili scored buckets to hold off the Cougars.

She was the only USC player to make a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Pili, of Dimond High fame, finished 12-of-18 from the field and 7-of-8 from the foul line.

She also grabbed 12 rebounds to complete her 10th double-double and put her in line to win Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors for the fourth time.

Pili is the sixth Alaska woman to break the 30-point barrier at the NCAA D1 level.

Most Points Game
42 Talisa Rhea, Oregon State 2009
36 Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska 2010
34 Brit Jacobson, Kansas State 1994
34 Ruthy Hebard, Oregon 2019
33 Chandice Cronk, Santa Clara 2007
32 Alissa Pili, USC 2020