No. 16 UCLA 66, UC Santa Barbara 52

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

the way.

Johnson had 14 points and eight rebounds for UCSB (0-2), which

fell to 2-12 all-time against UCLA.