CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Lisa Willis had 24 points and eight
rebounds to lead UCLA to a 72-59 win over Oregon State at Gill
Coliseum on Thursday.
Noelle Quinn added 17 points, 14 rebounds and four assists for
the Bruins (16-10, 11-6 Pacific-10 Conference).Oregon State's Kim Butler tied a career-high with 31 points for
the Beavers (12-13, 6-11). Anita Rivera added 14 points.Quinn and Willis combined for 20 of UCLA's first 28 points and
the Bruins led 32-27 at halftime. UCLA opened the second half with
a 10-2 run, which Willis started with her fourth and final
3-pointer of the game.Oregon State answered with an 8-2 run to get within 44-37 with
14:10 left. But the Beavers would get no closer as they shot 32
percent in second half and got just four points from their bench on
the night.UCLA, which outrebounded Oregon State 48-35, expanded its lead
to as many as 17 points in the second half.Willis scored 32 the first time the teams met, a 79-64 UCLA win
Dec. 22 in Los Angeles. UCLA senior guard Nikki Blue, sixth on the
Bruins' all-time scoring list and averaging 13 points per game this
season, was held scoreless.