Bruins Upset Bid Falls Short, Lose to No. 2 Cardinal, 65-61
Jan. 10, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Rosalyn Gold-Onwude scored a career-high 18 points, including two free throws with four seconds left, to help No. 2 Stanford beat UCLA 65-61 on Sunday.
Gold-Onwude made a season-high four 3-pointers to give Stanford (13-1, 3-0 Pac-10) its sixth straight win against UCLA.
Jasmine Dixon led the Bruins with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Doreena Campbell added 17 points. Markel Walker scored all of her 10 points in the second half to help the Bruins charge back from a double-digit deficit.
Walker's layup pulled the Bruins (10-5, 3-1) as close as 63-61 with 1:06 remaining.
Despite playing with foul trouble, Nnemkadi Ogwumike finished with 21 points and nine rebounds for Stanford.
Using an aggressive zone defense, the Bruins were able to harass the Cardinal into taking rushed shots and turning the ball over. Stanford shot 37.3 percent and had 16 turnovers.
Stanford stars Jayne Appel and Ogwumike played limited minutes after getting into foul trouble in the second half. Ogwumike, who leads the team in scoring and rebounding, picked up her fourth foul with 12:18 remaining and returned about four minutes later.
She scored 10 points upon returning.
Appel left the game after being charged with her fourth foul with 9:21 left and finished with 10 points and seven rebounds after fouling out with 2:45 left.
Trailing 49-38, Walker scored four points during UCLA's 9-2 run making it 51-47. Down by 16 at the half, the Bruins scored the first seven points of the second half capped by Daxia Morris' layup to cut Stanford's lead to 34-25.
UCLA didn't score in double figures until Nina Earl made a catch-and-shoot jumper making it 21-11 with 7:42 left in the first half.
Despite committing nine turnovers, Stanford led 34-18 at halftime.
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