Canada leads No. 9 UCLA women to 80-64 blowout of Cal Poly
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordin Canada had 19 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help No. 9 UCLA rout Cal Poly 80-64 on Sunday.
Canada just missed notching her second straight triple-double, which would have equaled Hall of Famer Ann Meyers for the most in school history. The junior guard had 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in a victory over Southern on Friday, the sixth triple-double at UCLA. Meyers had triple-doubles in 1977 and 1978.
Monique Billings added 15 points before fouling out, and Nicole Kornet and Kennedy Burke scored 14 points each for the Bruins (3-1), who never trailed in notching their second straight blowout. They beat Southern by 48 points on Friday after opening the season with a 27-point win over Pacific.
Lynn Leaupepe led Cal Poly with 22 points and Gabby Grupalo added 13 points. The Mustangs (1-3) endured scoring droughts of 3:53 in the first quarter and 4:23 in the second before trailing 44-22 at halftime.
Canada did most of her damage in the third quarter, leading the Bruins with 12 points, including their first six in the period. She scored off her own steal before setting up Ally Rosenblum's basket that pushed UCLA's lead to 65-39. Kornet's 3-pointer made it 70-42 heading into the fourth.
Canada had several chances to get a 10th assist, but her teammates failed to score in the game's final 3:58.
Cal Poly: The Mustangs picked up their first win of the season on Friday when they beat Northern Arizona 58-53.
UCLA: The Bruins have won their last 16 games at Pauley Pavilion where they went 15-1 last season. ... They scored 27 points off 15 Mustangs turnovers.
Cal Poly: The Mustangs host North Dakota State on Friday in the first of four straight home games.
UCLA: The Bruins travel to Mexico for the Cancun Challenge starting Thursday against Iowa before playing Toledo on Friday.