UCLA Routs Pepperdine, 95-56
Dec. 8, 2005
Los Angeles, Calif. - The No. 22/25 UCLA women's basketball team routed Pepperdine by a score of 95-56 Thursday night in Pauley Pavilion. Noelle Quinn led the Bruins with 24 points to tie her season-high, and Lisa Willis added 20 for her fifth 20-point game of the season. UCLA outshot Pepperdine, 53.8%-32.7% and forced 29 Wave turnovers while reaching a season-high in points scored.
Pepperdine scored the first four points in the game and took a 6-4 lead at 16:49, but it would be the last time they would lead, as the Bruins ran off eight straight points to take a 12-6 lead. The Waves chopped it down to 12-11, but the Bruins used a 18-3 run to make the score 34-17 after a Willis layup at 6:03. Three consecutive steals leading to fast-break baskets pushed the Bruin advantage to 22, 42-20, with 4:48 to play in the half, and the Bruins sealed a 20-4 run with an Ortal Oren basket at 3:26 that brought the Bruin advantage to 44-20. Quinn scored 13 of those 20 points in the run. UCLA shot 63% from the field in the first half (17-27) and made 10 steals.
The second half was more of the same, as the Bruins led by as much as 43, 86-43, with 5:02 to play. UCLA held the Waves without a field goal for nearly six minutes, turning a 61-34 lead with 13:35 to play into an 80-38 advantage with 8:11 on the clock.
Daphanie Kennedy was the only Pepperdine player in double figures, scoring 10 points. The Bruins had four in double-digits - Quinn with 24, Willis with 20, Lindsey Pluimer with 12 and Nikki Blue with 10. Pluimer led all players with seven rebounds. Twelve of UCLA's 13 uniformed players scored in the game.
The Bruins run their record to 5-3 on the year. Pepperdine falls to 1-6.