No. 13 UCLA holds off Temple 71-61

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LOS ANGELES (AP)—Darxia Morris and Markel Walker scored 15 points apiece and No. 13 UCLA beat Temple 71-61 Sunday.

Rebekah Gardner had 14 points for the Bruins (5-0), while Walker added nine points and six assists.

Kristen McCarthy finished with 22 points on five 3-pointers for Temple (2-4) and BJ Williams had 12 points.

After Temple went ahead by five points midway through the second half, the Bruins answered with a 13-0 run, forcing four steals that led to points.

Jasmine Dixon made a layup and Morris then made a steal at midcourt and finished the uncontested layup to get UCLA within 52-51.

Walker split a pair of free throws, and an ensuing steal resulted in a putback by Dixon and a 54-52 lead with 8:35 remaining.

Two more steals led to baskets by Walker and Morris before Doreena Campbell made a layup to give the Bruins a 64-53 lead.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Temple
Kristen McCarthy Kristen McCarthy
7-12,  22 Pts
9 Rebs, 2 Assists
 UCLA
Markel Walker Markel Walker
5-8,  15 Pts
9 Rebs, 6 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
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