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Plum’s 39 points lead No. 12 Washington women over No. 9 UCLA 82-70

Associated Press

SEATTLE – Kelsey Plum scored 39 points and Chantel Osahor added 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 12 Washington past ninth-ranked UCLA 82-70 on Sunday night in a game delayed an hour due to a power outage.

Plum, who came in to the game averaging a nation best 30.2 points , was 13 of 26 from the field and made all eight free throws for the Huskies (16-2, 4-1 Pac-12).

UCLA trailed 61-51 after three quarters, but pulled within 61-55 on two free throws by Kelli Hayes with 7:34 remaining. Plum then scored eight of the Huskies next 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers, to boost the lead to 71-58 with 5:11 left.

Monique Billings had 17 points, Kennedy Burke 14 and Kari Korver 13 for the Bruins (11-4, 2-2), who were upset 82-73 at Washington State on Friday.

Plum scored seven consecutive points to put the Huskies up 60-45 with 1:42 left in the third quarter, but the Bruins cut the lead to 61-51 entering the final period on Burke’s 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Korver opened the second quarter for UCLA with a basket from the top of the key, but Washington ran off eight consecutive points, opening a 30-17 lead on a putback by Hannah Johnson.

Burke scored seven points over the final 4:07 of the half as UCLA rallied within 39-31 at the break.

Washington forged a 22-15 lead after one quarter on the strength of its long-range shooting with six of its seven baskets from beyond the arc. UCLA was 0-for-8 from three point-range in the first quarter, but countered with eight points in the paint.

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