UCLA 73, Washington 55

Markel Walker scored 19 points, grabbed four rebounds and made

four steals to lead UCLA to a 73-55 victory over Washington on

Thursday night.

It was the third straight win for the Bruins (17-7, 10-3

Pac-10), who are in second place in the conference behind

Stanford.

The Bruins went into halftime down by a point, 31-32, but

Jasmine Dixon made a layup that gave them the lead for good with

about 17 minutes left. They rallied to lead by as many as 23 points

in the second period.

Dixon finished with 17 points and five rebounds.

The Huskies (9-15, 4-10) were led by Kristi Kingma, who scored

10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Sarah Morton and Sami Whitcomb

each scored nine points.

Washington shot only about 42 percent from the field while the

Bruins went 26-for-48 for about 54 percent shooting.