Bruins explode late to high ASU, snap three-game skid


Charisma Osborne places up 2 of her team-high 23 factors in opposition to the Solar Devils. UCLA Athletics picture.

Los Angeles – No. 14 UCLA used a robust second-half push Sunday to run previous Arizona State, 82-63, and snap a three-game shedding streak.

Charisma Osborne scored a team-high 23 factors for the Bruins, whereas Londynn Jones added 20 – her second straight sport with 20 or extra – and Gabriela Jaquez added 14. It was an vital restoration step for a crew that had been ranked within the high 10 earlier than shedding to Colorado, Utah and Arizona by 5 factors or much less in per week’s time.

“We had our confidence shaken,” coach Cori Shut mentioned. “Principally, we let three possessions take us away from being 21-3, as a result of we let leads deep within the fourth quarter go. This was about incomes a mindset.”

Shut mentioned the string of losses brought about gamers to do some soul-searching, which resulted in re-commitment to rules and objectives.

“It has to harm to actually study and develop from it, and these previous few losses have actually stung,” Jones mentioned. “It was about coming collectively, making a alternative and fixing it.”

This equated to shoring up their protection and stepping up their power stage on the opposite aspect of the ground. In opposition to the Solar Devils, they out-shot, out-rebounded and out-assisted them; scored extra off of turnovers and quick breaks, and within the paint.

The sport was pretty even within the first half, because it was for the primary portion of the third quarter, earlier than UCLA pulled collectively a run to place them up by 9 on the finish of the interval. They shot 11-15 the remainder of the way in which, placing themselves out of the attain of the guests.

Tyi Skinner had 28 factors for Arizona State and Treasure Hunt, 18.

Shut mentioned the sport was about incomes again a “confidence and ferociousness” that the Bruins didn’t know why they’d let go.

“It goes again to your angle and your response (from loss),” she mentioned. “If you hit large adversity, it may possibly go both method. You need to select (to step up) and make it occur. You need to select to earn it.”

Jones mentioned that for herself and her teammates, resolving the problem was a logical determination.

“We selected to return collectively and put the crew first,” she mentioned.

For Shut and her younger roster, the work continues this weekend, as they host Oregon State Friday and Oregon Sunday.



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