Oregon Women Have Their Chances, Drop Game to UCLA, 88-83


Dec 7, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; UCLA Bruins forward Nyingifa Atonye (11) Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Ducks were up 13 points with just over six minutes left in the game, but their lead slipped away. Jillian Alleyne brought Oregon back to within 5 in the final few minutes but it was not enough as Oregon(9-7, 0-5 Pac-12) dropped their fifth in a row and are 0-5 in Conference. Alleyne once again was the star for Oregon with 15 points and 20 rebounds netting her 14th double double on the season. Oregon was led in scoring by Katelyn Loper with 19 points.

The Ducks entered the game leading the Conference in shooting from the free throw line with 74.5 percent. On Friday they were held to 42 perecent from the charity stripe. Oregon showed the ability to pull away in both the first and second half with runs, but the Bruins bounced back each time. The Bruins(9-9, 3-3 Pac-12) Atonye Nyingifa put up 34 points in the victory. Corinne Costa led with 13 rebounds. UCLA was able to hold Oregon to 36 percent shooting from the floor, the Bruins shot 50 percent.

Paul Westhead will regroup and look to rebound for their first Conference win of the year on Sunday at USC. (2pm, Pac-12 Networks). The Ducks return home to Matthew Knight Arena to take on the Washington schools next week in Eugene.