UCLA Tops Stanford, 90-80

Jan. 28, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) -Noelle Quinn scored a season-high 25 points and Nikki Blue tied her season best with 24 points to lead UCLA to a 90-80 upset over No. 11 Stanford on Friday night.

Lisa Willis added 16 points for the Bruins (11-8, 6-4 Pac-10), who broke a 14-game losing streak to Stanford dating back to 2000.

Brooke Smith had career highs of 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Cardinal (13-5, 8-2 Pac-10), whose seven-game winning streak ended.

Stanford's Candice Wiggins, the nation's fourth-leading scorer at 21.2 points, had 21 points in the second half to finish with 26.

Quinn scored 14 points and Blue had 11 points in the first 15 minutes, as UCLA built a 38-23 lead with 4:41 left in the first half.

Krista Rappahahn made a 3-point basket to narrow the Cardinal's deficit to 81-72 with 2:36 to play. The Bruins, however, made seven of eight free throws in a 47-second span to expand their lead to 88-75 with 1:14 remaining.

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