Saturday, December 28, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nirra Fields scored a career-high 36 points, including a career-best five 3-pointers, to help UCLA beat Cal Poly 96-89 Saturday.
Atonye Nyingifa and Thea Lemberger added 23 points each for the Bruins (6-6), who played their first home game since Nov. 24.
Molly Schlemer had a career-high 29 points and 16 rebounds for the Mustangs (6-7). Ariana Elegado added 21 points.
UCLA led 43-40 at halftime. Fields scored five points to open the second half and the Bruins used full-court pressure to extend their lead to 12 points. Cal Poly cut its deficit to three helped by four 3-pointers from Elegado, who made five in the game.
Cal Poly's bench outscored UCLA's reserves 28-6 and the Mustangs made 14 of 16 free throws. UCLA hit a season-best 28 of 40 free throws. Nyingifa made 11 of 18.