The UCLA Women’s Basketball team played the first of its four games in Australia Saturday evening Los Angeles time against the Southern Districts Lady Spartans.
The Bruins defeated the Lady Spartans 83-48.
Sophomore Kennedy Burke led the team with 18 points, eight rebounds, three steals, two assists and one block. UCLA had three other players in double figures. Junior Monique Billings scored 13 points. Senior Kori Karver added 12 points and Nicole Kornet registered 10 points.
All nine Bruins who played in the game scored.
According to an article on the official site, UCLA had a one-point lead at the end of the first period, but stretched it to a seven-point advantage at the half. The Bruins really took control during the third quarter when they increased their lead to 20 points and they led 62-42 after three. The defense took over in the fourth quarter as UCLA held Southern Districts to just six points to UCLA’s 21.
UCLA’s next game down under will be against the Cairns Dolphins at the Cairns Basketball Stadium in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 am tonight.