LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Londyn Jones scored 13 of his career-high 22 points in the second half as No. 12-ranked UCLA thumped in the fourth quarter to beat Southern California 61-60 on Sunday. Did.
Emily Bessoir hit 3-of-5 from 3-point range to score 11 points at UCLA (13-2, 2-1 Pac-12). Charisma Osborne scored 6 of his 9 points in the 4th quarter and scored a jumper in the lane to put him 55-54 with 3:31 left to give the Bruins their first lead early in the 2nd quarter. I was.
Rayah Marshall had 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks for USC, and Kayla Williams also had 15 points. Okako Adika scored 11 and Destiny Littlejohn scored 10.
The Bruins scored 17 of their first 20 points in the fourth quarter to take a 57-55 lead when Jones hit two free throws with two minutes remaining and UCLA didn’t trail again. bottom. The Trojans committed turnovers on 6 of his 7 possessions in the opening of the 4th quarter, and in the final 10 minutes he scored 2 of 8 from the field.
USC (11-4, 1-3) scored the first nine points in a 12-2 spurt to give the Trojans a 12-point lead midway through the third quarter, with Okako Adika hitting 1-of-2. 52-40 advantage going to fourth.
The Bruins bounced back from a 77-72 loss in Oregon State on New Year’s Day to record a six-game winning streak that dates back to a 73-64 loss in South Carolina on November 29.
The 5-foot-4 freshman has scored in double figures four times in his last five games, averaging 13.2 points over the span.
UCLA will play No. 2 Stanford at home on Friday
USC returns to the Galen Center after a three-game trip to face California on Friday.
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