Southland basketball roundup: No. 10 Stanford bounces back with 65-51 win at UCLA

Alanna Smith scored 22 points, and No. 10 Stanford rebounded from its worst loss under coach Tara VanDerveer with a 65-51 victory over UCLA on Friday night.

The Cardinal came into the game with three losses in their last five games — including a 40-point defeat to No. 3 Oregon last Sunday — but were able to bounce back with a win on the road. They nearly squandered a 16-point halftime lead before putting the game away in the fourth quarter.

UCLA got to 44-42 on a Michaela Onyenwere layup when Stanford scored 10 straight to put it out of reach. Kiana Williams, who scored 15 points, scored the first five points during the run.

DiJonai Carrington added 13 points for Stanford (20-4, 9-4 Pac-12).


Onyenwere led the Bruins (15-10, 9-4) with 21 points and Kennedy Burke added 12.

UCLA scored first eight points and led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter before Stanford took control in the second to take a 35-19 lead at halftime. The Cardinal were 10 of 13 from the field in the quarter and started off with an 11-0 run. The also closed the half by scoring the final 13 points and holding the Bruins without a point in the final 5:04.

After Alyssa Jerome’s layup put the Cardinal up 37-22, the Bruins scored 14 straight points to get to 37-36 with 5:07 remaining in the quarter. Burke had six points during the run and Lajahna Drummer had four. A Smith 3-pointer ended Stanford’s run and it led 44-40 going into the fourth.

at USC 86, California 76: Aliyah Mazyck scored 28 points, Minyon Moore added 27 — both season highs — and USC used a big game-ending run to beat California 86-76 on Friday night.


USC (15-9, 5-8 Pac-12) trailed 74-73 before outscoring Cal 13-2 in the final 3:20, with seven points from Moore, to beat the Golden Bears for the first time in five meetings.

Kayla Overbeck added 15 points. Moore dished five assists to jump to No. 6 on USC’s all-time list at 419.

Cal’s Kristine Anigwe scored 30 points with 14 rebounds, her 25th consecutive double-double and fifth 30-point game this season. Recee’ Caldwell added 15 points and Asha Thomas 11 for the Golden Bears (14-10, 5-8), who came into the game with consecutive losses to top-10 teams Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State.

USC led 51-46 in the third quarter when Cal went on a 15-3 run with seven points from Jaelyn Brown to take a 61-54 lead before the Trojans cut it to 61-60 going into the fourth quarter.


Brigham Young at Loyola Marymount 1 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton at Cal State Northridge7 p.m.

Long Beach State at UC Davis 7 p.m.


Pepperdine at St. Mary’s 8 p.m.

UC Santa Barbara at UC Irvine 9 p.m.

UC Riverside at Hawaii 10 p.m.