Bruins Can't Duck Oregon In Second Half
Jan. 26, 2002
Eugene, Ore. - The UCLA women's basketball team led Oregon at the half but could not hold on in the second half, as the Ducks rallied to win, 76-54.
Oregon jumped out to an early 10-2 lead before the Bruins reeled off seven straight points to cut the margin to one point. UCLA took its first lead of the game with 15 seconds to play in the half on a Whitney Jones jumper, giving the Bruins a 27-26 halftime lead.
The lead fluctuated a few times early in the second half. After a Shalada Allen jumper made it 47-45 Oregon with 10:45 to play, the Ducks went on an 11-0 run to make the score 58-45 with 6:56 to go. UCLA never got closer than 10 points after that.
Natalie Nakase led the Bruins with 14 points and eight assists. She also had six rebounds. Also scoring in double figures were Jones with 12 points and five steals and Allen with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.
Oregon's Shaquala Williams led all players with 23 points. Cathrine Kraayeveld had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Oregon improves its record to 12-8, 7-4 in the Pac-10. UCLA drops to 5-14, 2-9.