Jasmin Holliday went 8-13 with 21 points, 3 blocks, 3 assists, and 13 rebounds, as the Oregon Ducks slammed the UCLA Bruins 83-62. Four players on the Ducks reached double-digits, and Liz Brenner continues to impress; she had 15 points and 11 rebounds on 50% shooting. Holliday shot 60% from three-point range, and Danielle Love also had success from downtown (4-8, 7 rebounds, and 16 points in total).
The Bruins Rebekah Gardner had 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, and 22 points, but she was inefficient and went 8-22 overall and 1-7 from beyond the arc. Markel Walker was horrible and shot 1-15 from the floor, despite three assists and 12 boards. Gardner had six turnovers, and Thea Lemberger added four TOs and 18 points. Lemberger hit four of her nine three-point attempts, and Corinne Costa added ten points and four blocks for UCLA.
The Ducks were easily the more efficient team and averaged 1.10 points per possession, while the Bruins averaged 0.82 points per possession. The Ducks effective field goal percentage was 49.2%, and the Bruins eFG% was an awful 34.8%. Both of these teams played at a moderate pace (75 possessions each), and the gap between both teams’ shooting effectively gave this game to Oregon.
Holliday was the best player on the day with an efficiency rating of +33, and she more than made up for two inefficient games from Deanna Weaver and Ariel Thomas. Weaver went 4-12 from the floor and 1-4 from three-point range, but she did add four rebounds (six turnovers) (-1 efficiency). Thomas, on the other hand, had 11 points but was even worse going 1-8 from downtown and hitting just four of her 15 shots overall. However, Thomas was also able to corral a solid amount of rebounds (7, 5 off the offensive glass). In the end, her simple efficiency rating was a meager +1.
UCLA was thoroughly outplayed and just could not shoot, while the Oregon Ducks were led by a terrific performance from Jasmin Holliday and solid ones from Brenner and captain Nia Jackson. The Ducks point guard went 3-6 with 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 3 steals (+16 efficiency). This was a great way to get back on track in a thorough beating against a conference foe; Oregon was definitely the better team yesterday.
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