Bruins Fall To No. 2 Stanford, 98-80
Feb 24, 2002
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lindsey Yamasaki scored 33 points as No. 2 Stanfordcompleted Pac-10 play undefeated with a 98-80 win over UCLA on Sunday.
Kelley Suminski and Bethany Donaphin each added 18 to help the Cardinal(27-1, 18-0 Pac-10) to their 20th consecutive win.
Gennifer Arranaga came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points in 23minutes for UCLA (8-19, 4-14), which has now lost 25 of its last 28 gamesagainst Stanford. Jalina Bradley and Whitney Jones each added 12.
The Bruins held the lead only once - in the first minute. The Cardinalresponded with two separate runs that would put them up 50-32 at halftime.
Yamasaki's back-to-back 3-point baskets during a second-half surge gave theCardinal their biggest lead, 66-40 with 16:06 to play. Stanford led by at least15 for the remainder of the game.
The 80 points were a season-high for UCLA and were the most allowed by theCardinal this year.
With the win, the Cardinal have finished conference play 18-0 for only thefourth time in school history.
As conference champion, Stanford has earned a first-round bye for theinaugural Pac-10 Tournament, which begins Friday in Eugene, Ore. UCLA is seededeight and will face ninth-seeded California Friday, with the winner facingStanford on Saturday.
Sunday's game marked the final home game for Bruin seniors Malika Leatham, Shalada Allen and Stacy Robertson. Leatham had 10 points and six rebounds, while Allen had four points, four boards and two steals. Robertson did not play due to injury.