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Women's Basketball Squad Gearing Up For UCLA
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  02/04/2000

Feb. 4, 2000

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - UCLA looks for its 10th straight win over California when it concludes its two-game road trip on Saturday.

The 15th-ranked Bruins (12-6, 6-2) lost their second straight game on Thursday, falling 83-68 at Stanford to drop into a first-place tie with the Cardinal in the Pac-10 race.

UCLA's leading scorer, Maylana Martin, was in foul trouble much of the night and had just one point in 28 minutes. She came in averaging 16.8 points.

"We have not been stopped like this all year," Bruins coach Kathy Olivier said. "If you look at Maylana's line, 0-2 says a lot about the game right there."

With a current total of 1,882 career points, Martin needs five points to tie Rehema Stephens for second place on UCLA's all-time scoring list. Martin ranks 11th all-time on the Pac-10 career list behind Stephens.

After losing nine straight games, California (7-11, 2-6) won its second consecutive contest on Thursday, 81-64, over Southern California.

Paige Bowie and Courtney Johnson each scored 18 points, leading four Bears in double figures. Johnson also added a career-high seven assists and five steals.

"We don't have to play perfectly as a team to win," California coach Marianne Stanley said. "We have to play together and with intensity. We know we have to play better to defeat UCLA."

UCLA leads the all-time series 27-5.

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