February 11, 2013 in Sports

UCLA ends WSU’s 4-game win streak

Associated Press
 

Jasmine Dixon, Alyssia Brewer and Mariah Williams scored 14 points each and No. 17 UCLA snapped Washington State’s four-game winning streak with an 80-65 victory Sunday in Pullman.

Nirra Fields added 12 points and Atonye Nyingifa scored 10 for the Bruins (19-4, 10-2 Pac-12), who broke away from a two-point halftime lead by shooting 85 percent (17 of 20) in the second half. UCLA, which has won six in a row, finished the game at 64 percent (30 of 47).

Brewer also had nine rebounds and five assists.

Lia Galdeira led Washington State (9-14, 5-7) with 19 points and Sage Romberg scored 10. The Cougars shot a season-high 44.3 percent from the field, but allowed UCLA to shoot 63.8 percent for the game.

The Bruins used a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. Fields scored six of the nine points as UCLA went ahead 50-42 with 13:37 to go.

The Cougars visit Oregon State on Friday and Oregon on Sunday.

UCLA, in third place in the Pac-12, hosts conference leaders No. 6 California and No. 4 Stanford next weekend.

Washington 71, Southern California 68: Jazmine Davis scored 24 points, including the last four points of the game, and the Huskies beat the visiting Trojans.

Talia Walton added 13 points for Washington(17-6, 9-3 Pac-12), which bounced back after a loss Friday night to No. 17 UCLA.

Davis’ basket with 1:20 left gave Washington a 59-58 lead, and she made two free throws with less than 20 seconds to play to make it a three-point game.

Cassie Harberts scored 16 points to lead USC (8-15, 5-7) and she also matched a team high with eight rebounds. Ariya Crook scored 15 and Desiree Bradley added 11 points.

Washington held a 13-point lead early in the second half, but the Trojans came back to lead 51-49 with 7:40 to play. The lead went back and forth after that but Southern California lost for the fourth straight game.

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