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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 01/12/2008
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Jan. 12, 2008

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PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State freshman Jasmine Williams led the Cougars in scoring for the first time in her career, but despite a strong second half the Cougars were unable to come back from a first-half deficit and fell to UCLA 76-56 Saturday, at Friel Court.

WSU fell to 3-13 on the season and 0-5 in the Pacific-10 Conference, while UCLA improved to 9-8 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

The Bruins shot 65.5-percent from the field in the first half (19-of-29), including 6-of-9 from the 3-point line (66.7-percent), to take a 56-23 lead into halftime. The Cougar defense held the Bruins to 24.1-percent from the field in the second half, however, and the Cougar offense outscored UCLA 33-20 in the second stanza.

"It's disappointing that we didn't come out in the first half," WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said. "They were on fire from the 3-point line, but when teams are on rolls like that you have to weather the storm. I thought in the second half we came out and played better. I was especially happy to see our bench outscore their bench.

The Cougar bench outscored the Bruins' 16-13 on the game. WSU also outrebounded the Bruins in the second half 23-21.

Williams tied her career high, scoring 11 points for the second consecutive game. The 5-foot-9 guard also tied a team high with seven rebounds. Junior forward Heather Molzen also pulled down seven boards, one off of her career high.

WSU hits the road again after its recent three-game home stand to play Oregon (Jan. 17) and Oregon State (Jan. 19). Tip-off against both the Ducks and Beavers is scheduled for 7 p.m.

UCLA 76, WASHINGTON STATE 56

UCLA (9-8, 4-2) Earl, Nina 7-14 4-6 18; Pluimer, Lindsey 6-11 1-1 15; Tukiainen, Erica 3-5 4-6 12; Campbell, Doreena 4-8 1-2 11; Alexander, Moniquee 2-4 3-4 7; Rogers, Regina 1-2 2-2 4; Henderson, Tierra 2-7 0-2 4; Brown, Candice 1-3 0-1 2; Olivier, Alexis 0-1 2-2 2; Nzekwe, Christina 0-1 1-4 1; Taka, Allison 0-0 0-0 0; Ibekwe, Chinyere 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-58 18-30 76.

WASHINGTON STATE (3-13, 0-5) Williams, Jasmine 3-7 4-4 11; Appleton, Katie 2-13 4-6 9; Betteridge, Colleen 3-7 1-3 8; Calderwood, Katie 3-7 0-0 7; Shired, Sabrina 2-2 2-2 6; Price, Alexa 2-8 0-0 6; Molzen, Heather 2-10 1-2 5; Kelly, Kezia 1-6 1-1 3; Dickerson, Salena 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 18-60 14-20 56.

UCLA.......................... 56 20 - 76 Washington State.............. 23 33 - 56

3-point goals--UCLA 6-13 (Pluimer, Lindsey 2-4; Tukiainen, Erica 2-3; Campbell, Doreena 2-4; Earl, Nina 0-2), Washington State 6-20 (Price, Alexa 2-4; Appleton, Katie 1-4; Calderwood, Katie 1-1; Williams, Jasmine 1-3; Betteridge, Colleen 1-5; Kelly, Kezia 0-3). Fouled out--UCLA-None, Washington State-Molzen, Heather. Rebounds--UCLA 46 (Tukiainen, Erica 5; Campbell, Doreena 5; Pluimer, Lindsey 5), Washington State 36 (Molzen, Heather 7; Williams, Jasmine 7). Assists--UCLA 17 (Tukiainen, Erica 3; Campbell, Doreena 3; Taka, Allison 3), Washington State 10 (Williams, Jasmine 2; Price, Alexa 2; Appleton, Katie 2; Molzen, Heather 2). Total fouls--UCLA 20, Washington State 21. Technical fouls--UCLA-None, Washington State-TEAM 2. A-512

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