No. 15 UCLA women beat Arizona for third straight win (Feb 24, 2017)

February 24, 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Jordin Canada and Nicole Kornet scored 21 points apiece and No. 15 UCLA defeated Arizona 79-56 on Friday night to sweep the season series.

UCLA (21-7, 12-5) has won three straight, and is locked into the fourth seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Conference Tournament. The Bruins close out the regular Sunday on the road against Arizona State.

Kornet and Monique Billings grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. Billings finished with 12 points.

LaBrittney Jones led all scorers with 26 points for Arizona (13-15, 4-13), which was held to just 37.3 percent shooting from the field, and 3 of 10 from 3-point range. Dejza James added 11 points.

The second quarter proved the most decisive. After leading 17-14 after one, Kelli Hayes opened the second with a steal and a layup to spark a 14-4 UCLA run and a 31-18 lead. A Billings jumper to close out the third made it 55-38, and UCLA cruised to the finish.



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