UCLA Downs Washington State, 79-55

Feb. 1, 2002

Box Score

Los Angeles, Calif. - UCLA scored the first 15 points of the game and never looked back in handing Washington State a 79-55 defeat in Pauley Pavilion tonight before a crowd of 1,536. Senior forward Shalada Allen came off the bench and led UCLA with 14 points. The win halted a five-game Bruin losing skid.

The visiting Cougars were held scoreless until a Brittney Hawks basket broke the ice with 12:57 on the clock and made it 15-2 Bruins. UCLA went on to shoot 52% in the first half and forced 17 Washington State turnovers while building a 42-20 halftime advantage.

The Cougars did not go quietly and proceeded to start the second half by outscoring the Bruins 13-0. A Candace Fields jump shot with 15:33 to play narrowed UCLA's margin to 42-33. With the score 44-35 with 15:07 remaining, UCLA answered with an 11-0 run of its own to take control of the game. Washington State got no closer than 18 points the rest of the way.

The Bruin bench was outstanding tonight and scored 52 of UCLA's points in the contest. Allen was joined in double figures by freshman guard Brianna Winn and freshman center Sissy Pickett, who each came off the bench to record career-high 13 point efforts. Allen added a team-high seven rebounds.

Freshman guard Francine McCurtain was the lone Cougar in double figures and topped Washington State with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Cougars fell to 0-11 in the Pac-10 conference and 2-19 overall on the season.

UCLA, which upped its records to 6-14 overall and 3-9 in the conference, will play next on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. against the University of Washington.

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