Gardner Leads No. 22 UCLA Past McNeese State, 67-59, In Season Opener

Nov. 11, 2011

Box Score

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rhema Gardner scored a career-high 18 points and No. 22 UCLA opened its season with a 67-59 win over McNeese State in the Preseason WNIT on Friday night.

Atonye Nyingifa added 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Moriah Faulk and Thea Lemberger scored 10 points apiece in Cori Close's UCLA coaching debut.

Ashlyn Baggett scored15 points and sister Caitlyn added 12 for McNeese State, which shot 31 percent overall in its opener.

The Bruins outclassed the Cowgirls to start the second half, turning a 13-point lead into a 53-28 advantage in 6 minutes.

UCLA then held off McNeese State's late comeback attempt.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 61
Sunday, Feb 14
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
W, 63 - 59
Friday, Feb 19
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 77 - 72
Sunday, Feb 21
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 54 - 64
Friday, Feb 26
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 80 - 53
Sunday, Feb 28
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 74 - 61
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Arizona
Seattle, WA
W, 72 - 51
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. California
Seattle, WA
W, 73 - 67 (OT)
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. Oregon State
Seattle, WA
L, 57 - 69
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Hawai'i
Los Angeles, CA
W, 66 - 50
Monday, Mar 21
vs. South Florida
Los Angeles, CA
W, 72 - 67
Saturday, Mar 26
vs. Texas
Bridgeport, CT
L, 64 - 72
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