Utah Tops UCLA In Women's Basketball

Dec. 1, 2001

Box Score

Salt Lake City, UT - The University of Utah women's basketball team took a 40-23 lead at the half and never looked back as they cruised on to defeated the UCLA Bruins, 89-42 on Sat., Dec. 1, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center. Utah improves to 4-2 overall, 0-0 in MWC play. UCLA drops to 3-2 on the season.

The first half was all Utah. The Utes jumped out to a 16-1 lead early in the game from some top-notch shooting from seniors Erin Gibbons and Lindsay Herbert. Gibbons racked up 12 points and made 4-of-5 from behind the arc in the first half. She finished the night with 17 points and four rebounds. Herbert collected 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting in the first half. After a slight injury to her right knee early on in the second half, Herbert finished the game with 15 points.

Utah dominated the game inside the paint, out-scoring UCLA 28-16 underneath. After the break, center Lauren Beckman took control in the post to finish the game with 19 points and six rebounds. Beckman converted 5-of-8 from the free-throw line. Carley Marshall came out aggressive in the second half, racking up a career-high 12 rebounds and seven points. Senior Katherine McColl added nine boards and eight points, and teammate Lana Sitterud totaled eight points. Sophomore Kelsy Stireman posted a career-high with 11 assists on the night.

UCLA's Michelle Greco was the Bruin's only double-digit scorer with 13 points. Malika Leatham and Shalada Allen picked up seven boards apiece.

The Utes shot 52 percent (31-of-60) from the field, while limiting UCLA to just 25 percent (16-of-65). Utah went 11-of-17 from three-point range and shot 80 percent (16-of-20) from the charity stripe. UCLA shot 18 percent (2-of-11) from behind the arc and 62 percent (8-of-13) from the free-throw line.

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Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
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 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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