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Atonye Nyingifa (right) led UCLA with 19 points and 16 boards while Thea Lemberger added 11 points.
No. 25 UCLA Defeats Vanguard in Exhibition, 66-57
By: UCLA Athletics

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LOS ANGELES -- The No. 25 UCLA women's basketball team used a 15-1 run midway through the second half to pull away from Vanguard University for a 66-57 exhibition victory at Pauley Pavilion on Halloween.

Senior Atonye Nyingifa had game-highs of 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bruins, which only dressed seven healthy players. Sophomore Nirra Fields also had a solid effort in the win with 17 points, nine rebounds, five steals and three assists.

Nicole Ballestero led the Lions with 18 points (4-for-10 from three-point range). Samantha Doucette had 17 points and six rebounds for Vanguard, which is ranked No. 1 in the country in NAIA preseason rankings.

Vanguard played the Bruins to a 27-27 tie at halftime. The Bruins led 24-13 with 5:50 left in the first half, but the Lions closed the opening half on a 14-3 run to catch up by the break.

UCLA led 43-41 (11:59) in the second half and went on a 15-1 run to build a 58-42 lead over a four-minute span. The Bruins held their largest lead of the game of 17 points (61-44) on a traditional three-point play by junior Luiana Livulo with 4:17 remaining. Vanguard trimmed the lead to nine on three separate times, but couldn't get closer.

The Bruins held a 47-40 edge on the boards and committed just 12 turnovers to the Lions' 19. But UCLA struggled from the floor, shooting 31.9 percent (22-for-69) from the field for the game. Vanguard only faired a little better, shooting 34.5 percent (20-for-58) from the floor.

Senior Thea Lemberger finished with 11 points for UCLA, which opens the 2013-14 season at No. 12 Nebraska on Nov. 8. Tip-off is slated for 10:00 a.m. (PT).

Vanguard at No. 25 UCLA (Exhibition)

  1 2 F
Vanguard 27 30 57
No. 25 UCLA 27 39 66

 

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
W, 68 - 57
Saturday, Nov 28
vs. Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
L, 84 - 92 (OT)
Saturday, Dec 05
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 82 - 68
Sunday, Dec 13
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
W, 86 - 77
Wednesday, Dec 16
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 48
Friday, Dec 18
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
W, 109 - 76
Monday, Dec 21
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 104 - 108 (2OT)
Monday, Dec 28
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
W, 70 - 56
Wednesday, Dec 30
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 78 - 73
Saturday, Jan 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 69
Monday, Jan 04
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 71 - 51
Sunday, Jan 10
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 68 - 71
Friday, Jan 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 56 - 64
Sunday, Jan 17
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
W, 75 - 73
Friday, Jan 22
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
W, 75 - 56
Sunday, Jan 24
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 56 - 36
Friday, Jan 29
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
W, 82 - 64
Sunday, Jan 31
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 69 - 63
Friday, Feb 05
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
L, 61 - 65
Sunday, Feb 07
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 73 - 39
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Feb 26 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 28 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Mar 03 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 04 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Mar 06 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Women's ...
Seattle, WA
Friday, Mar 18 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
TBA
Sunday, Mar 20 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
TBA
Friday, Mar 25 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Mar 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
TBA
Sunday, Apr 03 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, Apr 05 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Indianapolis, IN
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