UCLA escapes disaster, slips past pesky UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Noelle Quinn scored 19 points and Amanda Livingston added 15 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 20 UCLA beat UC Riverside 70-60 on Saturday night.

Lindsay Pluimer scored 14 points for UCLA (2-1), which built a 14-point halftime lead before UC Riverside rallied to tie the game with 10:52 left on a 3-pointer by Seyram Gbewonyo. The Bruins answered with a pair of baskets by Livingston.

Pluimer's three-point play increased the lead to 50-44 with 8:26 left and the Highlanders (0-3) could get no closer.

Amber Cox scored 13 points and Gbewonyo added 12 for the Highlanders.

The game was delayed by 30 minutes due to heavy traffic throughout the Southland that delayed the Bruins' bus from Westwood.