No. 23 Southern Cal 65, Fresno St. 57

Jacki Gemelos had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 23

Southern California to a 65-57 victory over Fresno State in their

season opener on Friday night.

Briana Gilbreath scored 16 for the Trojans, who overcame a

sluggish start. Cassie Harberts finished with 14 points.

Ki-Ki Moore had 15 points for Fresno State, which opened the

game with an 11-0 run. Rosie Moult added 13 points and nine

rebounds.

USC led 29-28 at halftime, and Gemelos’ 3-pointer extended the

lead to 46-41 with 6:23 left. Ashley Corral also had a key 3 down

the stretch for the Trojans.