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UCLA's defensive effort not enough
No. 5 Notre Dame able to beat Bruins
Seattle Times news services
LOS ANGELES — No. 19 UCLA did a terrific job defending Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins on Friday. But the absence of point guard Thea Lemberger and outstanding performances by a pair of Diggins' teammates were too much for the Bruins to overcome.
Freshman Jewell Loyd had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Kayla McBride scored 18 points, and No. 5 Notre Dame wasn't threatened in the second half in beating the Bruins 76-64.
Natalie Achonwa had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Fighting Irish (4-0).
Markel Walker had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Alyssia Brewer scored 10 points for the Bruins (2-1).
Diggins had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists, but shot 5 of 17 and committed four turnovers.
OTHER PAC-12 GAMES
At No. 11 California 91,
Eastern Washington 58
Talia Caldwell scored 15 points and had nine rebounds to help the Golden Bears (4-0) topple the Eagles (1-3) in the California Classic. Gennifer Brandon also scored 15. Brittany Boyd had 13 points, 10 assists and eight steals.
No. 23 Nebraska 74, at USC 65
Lindsey Moore scored 23 points, Jordan Hooper added 19, and the Cornhuskers (5-1) used a late rally to beat the Trojans (2-2). Moore made just five field goals but was 13 of 15 from the line.
Arizona State 66, Northern Iowa 63
At Las Vegas, Joy Burke, with 14 points, and Micaela Pickens, with 13, both tied their career highs to lift the Sun Devils (1-2) past the Panthers (2-2) in the first day of the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
Texas-El Paso 64, Arizona 53
Aneta Steinberga scored 18 points and four Miners (5-0) were in double figures in beating the Wildcats (3-2) in the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas.
At Hawaii 85, Oregon 73
Despite a career high of 19 points from Amanda Delgado, the Ducks (0-3) fell to the Rainbow Wahine (2-3).
At Colorado 75,
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 48
The Buffaloes improved to 3-0 with three players scoring in double figures against the Islanders (0-5).
TOP 5 GAMES
No. 2 Connecticut 81, Marist 39
At St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, freshman Breanna Stewart had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help the Huskies (4-0) roll through the Paradise Jam tournament with a victory over the Red Foxes (2-3).
At No. 3 Baylor 92, Liberty 60
Kimetria Hayden scored 12 of her 18 points in the game's first 5 ½ minutes, and the Bears (5-1) cruised past the turnover-prone Flames (2-3).
At No. 4 Duke 90, Valparaiso 45
Elizabeth Williams scored 18 points to help the Blue Devils (3-0) past the Crusaders (2-3). Tricia Liston added 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for Duke, which blew open the game with a 29-4 run starting midway through the first half.