Huskies Too Much For UCLA Women's Basketball Team
Jan. 4, 2002
Seattle, Wash. - Husky junior Loree Payne became just the 17th player in Washington women's basketball history with over 1,000 career points, leading the hot-shooting Huskies to a 86-53 win over UCLA before 3,077 fans at Bank of America Arena.
Freshman Kayla Burt - who entered the game with just 14 points in the Huskies' first 12 games - led all scorers with 18 on seven-of-11 shooting, including three three-pointers. Fellow frosh Kristen O'Neill (13) and Sarah Keeler (12) each set or equaled career-highs as well, while Payne (15) and junior Kellie O'Neill (10) joined the freshman trio in double-figure scoring.
Senior center Shalada Allen led the Bruins with a career-high 16 points. She also set a new career-high in rebounds with eight, tying teammates Malika Leatham and Jamila Veasley for game-high honors. Seven of Allen's eight rebounds came on the offensive end.
The Bruins won the battle of the boards for the first time this season, 47-46. UCLA, however, shot just 19.5% in the first half, to Washington's 55.6%, contributing to a 41-20 halftime deficit.