Washington St. 52 at UCLA 78

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No. 14 UCLA women beat Washington State 78-52
By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer Saturday, Jan 12, 2013

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Atonye Nyingifa scored 17 points and No. 14 UCLA pulled away to start the second half in beating Washington State 78-52 on Friday night for its fifth straight victory.

Thea Lemberger added 13 points, and Nirra Fields scored all 10 of her points in the first half for the Bruins (12-2, 3-0 Pac-12). They improved to 47-7 in the all-time series, having won all 27 games played in Los Angeles.

Tia Presley scored 16 points to lead the Cougars (5-9, 1-2), who got 11 points from Lia Galdeira in losing for the fourth time in six games.

The Bruins stretched a four-point halftime lead into a 55-35 advantage to open the second half. Markel Walker scored six points, and Nyingifa and Lemberger had four points each in the 18-4 run that gave them the lead for good.

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Tia Presley Tia Presley
7-10,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
Atonye Nyingifa Atonye Nyingifa
8-9,  17 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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