Feb. 14, 1998
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Sophomore Maylana Martin scored 28 points and Erica Gomez dished out a season-high 12 assists to lead the UCLA Bruins to a 86-54 victory over host California in Pac-10 women's basketball action Saturday at Kaiser Arena.
The Bruins, winners of 12 of their last 14 games, improved their record to 15-7 overall, 10-3 in the Pac-10. Cal, which suffered its 10th straight defeat, fell to 5-17 overall, 1-11 in the Pac-10.
After leading by 17 points at the half, UCLA came out with a 20-3 run to open the second half and blow the game open, 63-29. The Bruins shot an impressive 54.8 percent from the field for the game, while limiting Cal to just 35.7 percent shooting. Cal committed 27 turnovers, while UCLA had just 15.
California trailed by only four points, 25-21, with 7:42 remaining in the first half, but UCLA closed out the half with an 18-5 run to give them a commanding 43-26 lead at halftime. UCLA scored 21 points off 16 Cal turnovers in the first half, and the Bruins shot 50% from the field in the first frame.
Martin scored 16 of her points in the first half, hitting on eight-for-nine shots from the field, and for the game, she made 14-of-16 attempts. Cal was led by guard Masa Radovic's 14 points, along with 10 points from forward Amber Lacey. Cal guard Sherrise Smith tied her career-high of eight assists