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It all starts with point guard Jordin Canada, who leads UCLA women against UConn

It all starts with point guard Jordin Canada, who leads UCLA women against UConn

Jordin Canada drove through the lane and dished a no-look pass to her left, where forward Monique Billings stepped into the post and converted another basket.

UCLA fans marveled at how smooth it all looked, and Billings and teammates hollered in celebration.

Canada’s reaction? Hardly noticeable. She’d already picked up her assignment on defense.

“She’s really shy, she’s incredibly humble, she’s sort of timid at first, but then she has this lioness roar that comes out of her in competitive situations,” Coach Cori Close said about her 5-foot-6 point guard.

The Bruins’ entire game plan begins with Canada, a junior from the Windward School who spurned interest...

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