Jasmine Dixon and Markel Walker scored 12 points apiece to lead
No. 15 UCLA’s balanced attack in a 66-52 victory over UC Santa
Barbara on Sunday.
Darxia Morris and Atonye Nyingifa both finished with 10 points
for the Bruins (2-0), who employed full-court defensive pressure to
force 23 turnovers.
UCLA put on the clamps defensively to open the second half,
using an 18-0 run that was capped by Doreena Campbell’s 3-pointer.
The scoreless span lasted over five minutes and helped the Bruins
to a 55-26 lead.
The Gauchos hit a 3-pointer coming out of the half but managed
just one other field goal until Emile Johnson’s layup broke their
drought at the 12:20 mark.
UCLA emptied the bench and playing mostly reserves the rest of
Johnson had 14 points and eight rebounds for UCSB (0-2), which
fell to 2-12 all-time against UCLA.