Bruins Blast Beavers, 91-58
Jan. 31, 2004
Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA freshman guard Noelle Quinn recorded a career-high of 24 points and helped the Bruins register a season-high 91 points as they raced past Oregon State, 91-58, today in a game played in Pauley Pavilion on Nell and John Wooden Court before 2,094 fans.
Quinn, who also pulled down a game-high total of 14 rebounds for her second straight double-double, was one of three UCLA players scoring at least 20 points in the contest. Sophomore guard Nikki Blue added 23 points, six assists and seven steals. Sophomore guard Lisa Willis chipped in with 21 points, including a career-best matching five three-point shots, which was one shy of her career-high scoring total.
Oregon State missed 15 of its first 18 shots from the field as UCLA jumped out to a 22-6 lead at the 7:30 mark of the first half. The Bruins went on to lead by as many as 25 points before settling for a 40-17 margin at the half. UCLA widened the gap to as many as 35 points in the second half, 65-30, at the 10:54 mark.
UCLA won the battle of the boards with a season-best 51 caroms. Freshmen Consuelo Lezcano and Shaina Zaidi scored their first points of the season in the contest. The win evened UCLA's overall record at 10-10 and upped its Pac-10 mark at 5-6.
Oregon State, which was led by guard Shannon Howell's 14 points, fell to 11-9 and 5-6 in the conference. The Beavers, who never led in the game, were able to get no closer than 20 points in the second half of play.
UCLA now heads to the Northwest for games with the Washington schools. The Bruins will play at Washington on Thursday night and at Washington State on Saturday afternoon. The next home game is on Feb. 12 against Arizona.