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Ogwumike lifts No. 5 Stanford over UCLA 65-56

  • Article by: CURTIS ZUPKE
  • Associated Press
  • February 23, 2014 - 8:15 PM

LOS ANGELES — Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to help No.5 Stanford beat UCLA 65-56 on Sunday.

Ogwumike also had five blocks and four steals while Mikaela Ruef had seven points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinal (26-2, 15-1) clinched its 14th straight Pac-12 regular season title outright. It had already clinched the top seed for the Pac-12 Tournament.

Stanford pulled away with a 14-4 run midway through the second half. Ogwumike completed a three-point play in heavy traffic in the paint and then got a steal and drove the length of the court for a layup to push the lead to 56-42.

Nirra Fields led the Bruins (12-16, 6-10) with 24 points and shot 5-for-6 from 3-point range. Thea Lemberger scored 14 points and Corinne Costa had eight points, 12 rebounds and four assists. UCLA leading scorer Atonye Nyingifa was held to seven points on 1-for-10 shooting in her final regular season home game.

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