Oregon Defeats UCLA Women, 61-55
Jan. 29, 2004
Los Angeles, Calif. - Behind the three-point shooting of Chelsea Wagner and a double-double fromAndrea Bills (13 points, 11 rebounds), Oregon defeated UCLA, 61-55, in frontof 1,084 in Pauley Pavilion.
Oregon (11-9, 3-7 in the Pac-10) led by as much as 13 points in the firsthalf and held a 29-18 advantage at the half after the Bruins shot aseason-low 25% (8-32) in the half. UCLA (9-10, 4-6) came back at the startof the second half and scored the first seven points to close to withinfour, 29-25, at the 17:44 mark. However, Oregon regained control by scoringeight unanswered points of its own to go back up, 37-25 at 16:02. Wagnerscored six of those points on back-to-back three-pointers and continued toshoot well from beyond the arc, hitting two more threes to increase Oregon'slead to 47-31. UCLA never got closer than the final margin of six pointsafter a Lisa Willis three-pointer with three seconds to play.
Willis led UCLA with 20 points, 18 coming in the second half. FreshmanNoelle Quinn had her second career double-double with 11 points and acareer-high 15 rebounds, seven of those boards coming on the offensive end.
Wagner led Oregon with 17 points and was joined by Bills (13 points) andEleanor Haring (11 points) in double figures. Point guard Corrie Mizusawarecorded 10 assists.
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