UCLA Women’s Basketball Takes Down #9 Washington

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team’s one-two combo of Jordin Canada and Monique Billings out-muscled the #9 Washington Huskies at Pauley Pavilion last night.

After the last game up in Seattle when the UCLA Women’s Basketball team lost to Washington, 82-70, the Bruins were ready for playback on their home court.

That is exactly what they got on stormy Friday night in Los Angeles when the Bruins released their thunder and lightning all over the Huskies.

Not only was it raining outside, but inside Pauley Pavilion as well. The Bruins hit nine three-pointers in the game, with six in the first half.

Jordin Canada led all Bruins with three which ultimately got her a team-high 22 points. She added 5 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with he buckets.

But Canada was not alone in her offensive assault on Washington. Monique Billings did not only offer up 19 points and 8 rebounds, but was a defensive threat with 2 blocks and 2 steals.

With the Bruins trying to get a top four spot in the Pac-12 Tournament, this win kept them in the running for a strong conference finish.

After back-to-bck losses last weekend, the Bruins had a different focus in this contest. From the start, their uptempo offense went right at the Huskies. From three-pointers to fancy reverse layups, UCLA was not kind to the Huskies.

Although the Huskies had some firepower of their own as Kelsey Plum unloaded her assault on the Bruins with 39 points. Chantel Osahor, who battled with Billings down low all night, finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Unfortunately for Washington, UCLA’s team effort was too much for the Huskies who tried to run with the Bruins, and even got to within two points, but it was not enough as the Bruins had an answer for everything UW put up.

The UCLA Women’s Basketball team is now 3 games behind conference-leading Oregon State and Stanford. They next play Sunday at 11 a.m. PT against Washington State, with two games remaining in the regular season after that.