Stanford Holds On To Defeat UCLA, 60-52

Feb. 2, 2001

Los Angeles, CA - The UCLA women's basketball team rallied in the second half to challenge Stanford but were unable in the end to stop the Cardinal, falling 60-52 in front of 3,101 in Pauley Pavilion.

Michelle Greco hit a layup at the 14:26 mark for UCLA's first points. After UCLA cut the lead to nine at 27-18 with 3:40 to play, the Cardinal reeled off seven consecutive points to take a 34-18 cushion into halftime.

The Bruins chipped away at the lead in the second half. With Stanford up 45-32, UCLA went on a 12-0 run to draw to within one with 5:46 to play. Greco keyed that run with six of UCLA's 12 points. But UCLA could come no closer. A couple of three-point plays secured the victory for the Cardinal. First, Lauren St. Clair hit a three-pointer to give Stanford a 52-44 lead at the 3:36 mark. Just over 30 seconds later, Chelsea Trotter converted a three-point play to extend the lead to 55-46. A Nicole Powell three-pointer at the 1:45 mark sealed the win, giving the Cardinal a 60-48 advantage.

Powell led all players with 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for her fifth double-double in eight Pac-10 games. Lindsey Yamasaki added 12 and Trotter a career-high 10 for the visitors, who won their fourth straight game.

Kristee Porter led the Bruins in scoring with a career-high tying 13 points and also led her team with nine rebounds. Greco, the conference's leading scorer, was held to 12 points on 6-18 shooting. Whitney Jones tied her career high with 11 points, all in the second half.

The Bruins next host California on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 3:00 pm, while the Cardinal travel downtown to face USC at the Sports Arena at 3:00 pm.

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