BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Noelle Quinn had a triple-double and
Lisa Willis added a career high of 31 points as UCLA cruised past
California, 97-69, at Haas Pavilion Thursday night.
Quinn, a freshman, had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to
record the first triple-double of her career, and the first in the
Pac-10 this season. It was just the fourth triple-double in UCLA
(15-10, 10-6) history, and the first since Erica Gomez had one
against USC on Feb. 24, 1996.
It was also Quinn's sixth straight game with 20 or more points.
Renee Wright scored a season-high 11 points for Cal (9-15, 2-13),
which has now lost 11 straight games.
Willis was almost as impressive as Quinn, hitting 12 of 18 from
the field, including six of eight from beyond the arc, and added
eight steals, seven rebounds and four assists in the Bruins easy
victory. Willis has been on fire the last three games, averaging
22.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 steals, and has been a big part
of UCLA's six-game winning streak.
The Bruins used their size, speed and quickness to dominate the
game from start to finish. They jumped out ahead 6-0, and never
trailed, leading by 20 three times in the first half.
Willis had 18 points in the first 20 minutes, hitting all three
of her three-pointers and matched Cal's team total with seven field
goals. Willis, though, had only one miss while the Bears were seven
of 27 as a team, and Cal never recovered from that slow start.