Strong Effort Comes Up Short vs No. 1 Tennessee

Dec. 19, 2007

Dec. 19, 2007

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA forced top ranked Tennessee into a season-high 23 turnovers, and the Bruins battled the Vols to a near stalemate in the first half before falling 82-70.

Candace Parker scored 13 of her 17 points after halftime and also had five rebounds and four assists.

Shannon Bobbitt added 16 points; Alexis Hornbuckle had 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists; Angie Bjorklund scored 12 points, and freshman Vicki Baugh matched her career high with 11 for the Lady Volunteers (10-0).

Lindsey Pluimer led UCLA (4-6) with 16 points. Darxia Morris added 12 points and Moniquee Alexander scored a career-high 11 for the Bruins.

UCLA trailed by only one point early in the second half before nine points by Parker and eight by Bjorklund triggered a 27-7 run that gave the Lady Vols a 62-43 lead with 10:20 to play.

The Bruins scored seven straight points to cut Tennessee's lead to 75-66 with 3:08

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