Women's Basketball Loses To San Diego, 86-67

Nov. 28, 2000

Los Angeles, CA - The UCLA women's basketball team lost an 86-67 decision to the University of San Diego on Tuesday night in Pauley Pavilion before a crowd of 730.

The visiting Toreros broke open a close game late in the first half and led 41-33 at the break. San Diego upped the margin to a 55-39 lead at the 15:55 mark of the second half and never looked back. USD won the battle of the boards as well, outrebounding the Bruins by a 48-35 margin.

San Diego's Amber Jansen paced four Toreros in double digits with a game-high 23 points. The 6-1 junior forward also grabbed a game-best 12 rebounds. Melissa Padgett came off the bench to add 16 points and seven rebounds. Kerri Nakamoto and Amanda Bishop added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for San Diego, which improved its record to 2-0 on the season.

UCLA was led by junior guard Michelle Greco, who totaled 18 points on the night. Gennifer Arranaga chipped in with 13 off the bench, and Malika Leatham added 12 points and eight boards.

The Bruins, who saw their record dip to 0-5 on the year, will play next on Saturday, December 2 at the University of Colorado in a game to be televised live on Fox Sports Net beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific time.

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