Londynn Jones comes off bench to push UCLA to its fourth consecutive win

UCLA guard Londynn Jones controls the ball during a game.
UCLA guard Londynn Jones, shown here controlling the ball against USC in December, finished with 19 points off the bench in the Bruins’ 67-54 win over California on Friday.
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Freshman Londynn Jones came off the bench to give No. 16 UCLA an offensive jolt, hitting three of four shots from beyond the three-point arc and finished with 19 points to spark the Bruins to a 67-54 win over California on Friday night at Berkeley.

UCLA set the tone for the game on the boards, outrebounding Cal 48-28 and pulling down 20 rebounds off the offensive end, and it helped the Bruins to a 15-point lead at intermission, 35-20.

The Golden Bears reduced deficit to single digits briefly early in the third quarter after a Karisma Ortiz jumper made it 42-33, but Emily Bessoir answered with a jumper and Gina Conti hit a three to get the Bruins back into a double-digit lead they maintained the rest of the way.


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Jones hit seven of 12 shots from the field and was two for two from the line to lead UCLA (21-6, 10-5 Pac-12). Charisma Osborne posted a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Bessoir had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Jayda Curry finished with 15 points to lead Cal (12-14, 3-12). Kemery Martin and Leilani McIntosh each had 14 points.

UCLA plays at No. 3 Stanford Monday. California plays host to No. 25 USC Sunday.