January 12, 2013 in Sports

No. 14 UCLA rolls over Cougs 78-52


Atonye Nyingifa scored 17 points, hitting 8 of 9 field-goal attempts, and 14th-ranked UCLA opened the second half with a 12-2 run to pull away for a 78-52 home win over Washington State in Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball.

The Bruins (12-2, 3-0) shot 36 of 64 (56.3 percent) from the floor while holding the Cougars (5-9, 1-2) to 18-of-52 shooting (34.6 percent).

UCLA leads the all-time series 47-7 and is 27-0 in Los Angeles.

WSU jumped ahead 8-2 and led 15-12 after Tia Presley’s jumper with 9 minutes, 53 seconds left in the first half. The Cougars took their final lead (22-20) on Ireti Amojo’s fastbreak layup with 6:27 left in the half. UCLA closed the half with a 15-9 run.

Presley led WSU with 16 points, shooting 7 of 10 from the field while the other starters were 7 of 26.

USC 81, Washington 72: Cassie Harberts and Ariya Crook combined for 47 points and the Trojans (6-8, 3-0 Pac-12) outscored the visiting Huskies (10-4, 2-1) 20-11 in the final 6:33 to overcome Jazmine Davis’ career-high 37 points for UW.

Davis shot 12 of 28 from the field, including 6 of 15 on 3-pointers, and 7 of 11 from the line.

USC’s 25-3 first-half run put the Huskies in a 29-15 hole. USC took a 56-45 second-half lead after an 11-2 run, but Kristi Kingma’s 3-pointer with 6:56 left for UW knotted the score at 61.

George Fox 70, Whitworth 59: Megan Arnoldy scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures as the 25th-ranked Bruins (11-3, 4-1 Northwest Conference) pulled away from the Pirates (10-5, 3-3) in the second half at Newberg, Ore.

George Fox scored the final four points of the first half and opened the second half on a 10-0 run for a 45-31 lead. Emily Guthrie’s 3-pointer with 5:08 left cut GF’s lead to 55-49, but the Bruins answered with a 6-0 run.

Emily Travis led the Pirates with 17 points. Guthrie scored 12 on 4-of-8 3-point shooting.

Get stories like this in a free daily email

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus