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Sophomore guard Nirra Fields scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Bruins.
UCLA Concludes Nonconference Slate with 96-89 Win Over Cal Poly
By: Andrew Sinatra

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LOS ANGELES -- The UCLA women's basketball team returned home to Pauley Pavilion Saturday afternoon for the first time since November 24 to post a 96-89 victory over Cal Poly. The Bruins improved to 6-6 on the season, while the Mustangs dropped to 6-7.

Nirra Fields, who established her previous career high in the Bruins' last home win, shattered it once again with 36 points. The sophomore also drained a career-best five from beyond the arc. Seniors Atonye Nyingifa and Thea Lemberger each added 23 points. This was the second time this season Fields, Nyingifa and Lemberger each tallied at least 20 points as the trio combined for 82 of UCLA's season-high 96 points.

Cal Poly was led by senior Molly Schlemer, who scored a career-high 29 points and pulled down 16 rebounds. Junior Ariana Elegado contributed 21 points and dished out eight assists for the Mustangs.

The Bruins converted their first six shots of the game and seven of eight and established their largest lead of 12 midway through the first. The Mustangs rallied back with an 18-3 run to take their own largest lead of the game, 34-31. UCLA responded with a 7-0 run and took a 43-40 lead at the break.

Fields scored five quick points to start the second half and a full-court press by the Bruins helped extend the UCLA lead back to 12. The Mustangs once again responded, as Elegado made four of her five three-point attempts in the second frame and trimmed their deficit to three. The Bruins' trio of Fields, Nyingifa and Lemberger proved too strong, however, as UCLA held off the Mustangs.

Cal Poly held a 28-6 advantage in bench points and made 14 of 16 free throws. UCLA totaled a season-high 28 of 40 from the line. Nyingifa made 11 of 18 and posted her fourth double-double of the season and 15th of her career.

The Bruins next play Monday as they host rival USC in their conference opener. The game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. and air on the Pac-12 Networks.

Cal Poly at UCLA

  1 2 F
Cal Poly 40 49 89
UCLA 43 53 96

 

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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