COLLEGES: UCLA WOMEN TRIP UP RIVERSIDE.
It took the UCLA women's basketball team awhile to get to UC Riverside.
But it didn't take Noelle Quinn long to get going.
Quinn scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the first half as the 20th-ranked Bruins won 70-60 Saturday night.
The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes because the Bruins (2-1 overall) were stuck in traffic.
UCLA outscored the Highlanders 32-18 in the first half, using an 11-0 run to take the lead.
UC Riverside rallied to tie the score with 10:52 left on a 3-pointer by Seyram Gbewonyo. The Bruins answered with a pair of baskets by Amanda Livingston.
Lindsey Pluimer's three-point play increased the lead to 50-44 with 8:26 left and the Highlanders (0-3) could get no closer.
Quinn added nine rebounds and five assists. Livingston had 15 points and a game-high 10 rebounds and Pluimer scored 14 for UCLA, which won despite committing 26 turnovers.
Amber Cox led Riverside with 13 points and seven rebounds.
No. 18 Cal 72, Pepperdine 54: Ashley Walker had game-high totals of 25 points and 11 rebounds as the Golden Bears won at the Timeout for HIV/AIDS Classic in Malibu.
Devanei Hampton added 17 points for Cal (3-0), which outscored the hosts 44-27 in the second half after leading by just a point, 28-27, at the intermission.
The Bears outscored Pepperdine (2-2), which upset No. 14 Rutgers 75-73 in overtime a night earlier, 26-10 in the paint in the second half.
The Bears pulled ahead in the second half and led by as many as 21 points with 3:43 remaining.
Cal shot 51.9 percent from the field as it held Pepperdine to 35 percent shooting.
Daphanie Kennedy led the Waves with 15 points and Teiosha George added 13 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Teena Wickett, who had 21 points in Friday's victory, was limited to just two on 1-for-6 shooting.
Whitworth 27, Occidental 23: Joel Clark threw three touchdown passes, including the winner with 24 seconds left, to lift the eighth-ranked Pirates (11-0) to the victory in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs in Spokane, Wash.
In a game that featured sixlead changes and more than 600 yards of total offense, the outcome came down to the final drive. Down 23-20 with 51 seconds left, Clark lofted a 42-yard pass to Nick Koller, giving the Pirates first-and-goal from the Occidental 4-yard line. On third-and-goal from the Tiger 1, Clark faked a handoff and rolled out, spotting Drew Griggs for the 1-yard winner.
Clark, a senior quarterback playing on a badly sprained right ankle, finished 18 of 26 for 204 yards. He threw TD passes of eight yards to Steve Silva and 37 to Jay Tully to give Whitworth a 13-3 first-quarter lead.
Tenth-ranked Occidental (10-1) answered with back-to-back TDs -- the first on a 10-yard Andy Collins-to-Jason Lehman connection, the second on a trick play -- to grab a 16-13 advantage midway through the second quarter. Receiver Chris Washington took a handoff from Collins and fired an 18-yard pass downfield to Jordan Inabnit for the touchdown. Collins finished 27 of 37 for 227 yards.
The Tigers' Matt Anderson had 63 yards rushing and also caught eight passes for 58 yards. Teammate Rocky Ciasulli had six catches for 96yards.
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No. 1 USC 10, No. 2 Cal 9: Thomas Hale scored go-ahead and insurance goals in the final two minutes as the Trojans rallied from an 8-5 deficit heading into the fourth quarter.
Jovan Vranes scored four times for USC (23-0 overall, 8-0 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation), which wrapped up the regular season with its 42nd consecutive victory.
The Trojans clinched the top seed in the MPSF Tournament, Nov. 24-26 in Irvine.
CSUN 3, UC Irvine 0: Darla Donaldson had a team-high 10 kills and Amy Hultner added five aces as the host Matadors won 30-24, 30-28, 30-26 to tie the Anteaters for fourth place in the Big West Conference standings.
Siara Grayson and Harmony Burdine each had nine kills for CSUN (16-11, 7-7). Burdine also added 11 digs and libero Kelley Hanson had a team-high 14 digs.
UCLA Preseason Tournament: James Lischer had 20 kills and Dan Rhodes added 19 as Cal State Northridge defeated the host Bruins 26-30, 30-26, 30-26, 26-30, 15-12.
CSUN also defeated UC Irvine 30-24, 30-26, 31-29 as Theo Edwards had 13 kills.
In the other match, UCLA's Paul George (Chatsworth) had 19 kills in a 27-30, 21-30, 30-23, 30-28, 15-12 victory against UC Santa Barbara.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Nov 19, 2006|
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