Boogie Ellis delivered an outstanding performance, scoring 28 points and setting a career-high record of eight three-pointers, leading to USC’s remarkable 106-78 victory against Eastern Washington on Wednesday night.
The Trojans (5-2) rebounded from a loss to Oklahoma, which knocked them out of the AP Top 25 poll, with an impressive display of skill and teamwork on the court.
Ellis’ phenomenal nine for 13 shooting from the floor and his incredible accuracy in three-point attempts, made him the star of the game. Adding to the total, Isaiah Collier contributed 15 points, despite facing four fouls, highlighting a combined team effort by the Trojans who saw five players scoring in double figures.
Elijahland Eagles (1-6) saw former UCLA player, Jake Kyman, leading them with an impressive 25 points, grabbing attention with seven exceptional three-pointers.
The Trojans dominated the second half, extending their lead to 31 points, with Ellis making three three-pointers, showcasing deep reserves of skill and determination.
USC’s first-half performance was stellar, building a 44-22 lead and completing a 19-3 run, which included 13 straight points. This incredible display of teamwork saw six different players scoring, led by Vincent Iwuchukwu with seven points, including two intense dunks.
At halftime, the score stood at 52-33 in favor of USC, reflecting a remarkable 63% shooting accuracy from the floor.
Shortly before the break, Bronny James was spotted on the bench. Different from last week, he didn’t engage in any pregame shooting. He continues to be absent from the game following a cardiac arrest in July during a workout at the Galen Center.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.
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