LOCAL fans, starved of top level games since the Hong Kong season ended in May, were out in full force at the MacPherson Stadium, Mongkok, last night to cheer the University of Southern California's first match of their Asian tour. USC did not let down the enthusiastic crowd as they punctuated a largely unimpressive performance with enough entertaining moves and slam dunks to beat Taiwan's Hong Fu 81-66 in an exhibition game. Although USC tipped off their four-country nine-match tour on a winning note, coach George Raveling admitted it was a disappointing performance but he had no cause for complaint. ''Considering that this was our first game on the tour, we didn't do too badly at all,'' said Raveling, coach of the US team who took bronze at the recently concluded Goodwill Games in St Petersburg, Russia. ''We didn't play good defence at all and it was a low scoring game because we didn't make any three-pointers.'' The Americans led 48-41 at half-time but both teams came out cold after the break with USC scoring the only five points in the opening five minutes of the second period. Hong Fu, an ambitious outfit formed only this year and aiming to join the Taiwan professional league, never threatened the talented USC squad and eventually went down by a 15-point margin. USC's Lorenzo Orr lived up to his potential as NBA material in leading all scorers with 17 points followed by Jaha Wilson and Stais Boseman with 14 each. Michael Masucci and Lee Yun-hsiung led Hong Fu with 12 points apiece. The two teams meet again at the same venue tonight.