Bruins Look to Put Contenders out of Reach

February 3, 1999

EDUGENE, Ore. (AP) - No. 7 UCLA, which has dominated the Pac-10 this season, heads to Oregon to take on the second-place Ducks, who are in search for their first conference championship.

UCLA (17-4, 9-0 Pac-10) continues to beat its opponents despite being without top scorer Maylana Martin, who has missed two straight games while undergoing tests to determine the cause of recurring headaches.

The teams last met on Jan. 10, with the Bruins overcoming a late seven-point deficit to beat the Ducks 76-70.

The Bruins are coming off their third straight rout, a 100-70 win over Washington State on Saturday. UCLA has won 10 straight contests.

Carly Funicello, starting in Martin's spot, scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Michelle Greco added 13 points and Melanie Pearson had 11. Janae Hubbard added 11 rebounds.

"It was a lot of different players who got it done for us today," said UCLA coach Kathy Olivier. "Marie has picked her game up at the right time for us. LaCresha has a lot of confidence in her game."

Second-place Oregon (16-4, 7-2) is coming off a a 59-46 win over Oregon State on Friday.

Oregon, which was up by two at the break, scored 14 unanswered points to start the second half and take control of the game.

The Ducks, who have won 10 of 12, were led by Freshman Shaquala Williams 15 points. Sophomore Jenny Mowe, Oregon's only other scorer in double digits, added 12.

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