Nov. 25, 2004
LOS ANGELES – Clemson could not overcome 32 turnovers in a 83-52 win for UCLA on Wednesday night from Pauley Pavilion. The Lady Tigers fell to 1-2 on the season with the loss, while the Bruins improved to 2-1.
For the third straight game, Clemson has had only one player reach double figures in scoring. Tasha Phillips had a career-high 11 points in the defeat, including three from outside range. The Lady Tigers’ next highest scorer was Carrie Whitehurst with seven. Wednesday’s game marked the first career start for Adrianne Bradshaw, Tasha Taylor, Maxienne White, and Phillips.
Clemson held a +4 rebounding edge over the Bruins, but shot just 29.3 percent from the field. Leading the way in rebounding again for Clemson was Lauren Allen, who brought down eight total (four offensive). Guard Reggie Maddox hauled in seven rebounds.
UCLA was led by several players, including Noelle Quinn with a game-high 23 points. She shot 11-23 from the field, while also contributing seven steals. Lisa Willis had 18 points, eight steals, and six assists in a fine all-around effort.
Clemson hung tough early in the contest. The Lady Tigers trailed just 24-18 at the 7:55 mark of the first half, thanks to some timely three-pointers by Taylor, Whitehurst, Phillips, and Julie Talley. But UCLA put together a 15-0 run toward the final minutes to put the game out of reach at 42-20 at the break. In the second half, UCLA stretched its advantage to as much as 34 before settling on the final outcome.
Next up for the Lady Tigers is a trip further south in California to take on the San Diego Toreros on Friday at 7:00 PST. The two teams have never met on the basketball court.
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