UCLA Women Fall to78-45 No. 6 Stanford in Pac-10 Semifinals
March 9, 2008
The UCLA women's basketball team dropped a 78-45 decision against sixth-ranked Stanford on Saturday afternoon in a semifinal game at the State Farm Pac-10 Tournament played at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. Top-seeded Stanford won its 17th straight game and improved its record to 29-3. UCLA completed the regular season with a 16-15 overall record.
Stanford tallied the first six points of the second half to complete a 12-0 run and surged to a 40-16 advantage with 19:10 remaining in the contest. Candice Wiggins who had been limited to two points in the first half scored the first two baskets of the second to spark the Cardinal.
Stanford scored the final six points of the first half to take a 34-16 lead into the halftime break. Sophomore guard J.J. Hones scored 10 first-half points to lead the Cardinal, including a three-point shot with 28 seconds remaining to cap off the Stanford run. The Cardinal led the entire half and limited UCLA to 27% from the field in the first half to help make up for its own 37% shooting percentage. Freshman guard Doreena Campbell led the Bruins with four points.
UCLA senior forward Lindsey Pluimer finished her Bruin regular season career by scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds. She is ranked 12th on the all-time UCLA scoring list (1,558), 10th on the rebound list (737), sixth on the blocked shot list, seventh in three-point shots made and tied for third in most double figure points game in a career. Pluimer started her 123rd consecutive game today which is the most in the UCLA women's NCAA era and third on the all-time school list.