January 29, 1999
LOS ANGELES -Marie Philman and LaCresha Flannigan scored 24 points each as No. 8 UCLA overcame the loss of Maylana Martin to outrun cold-shooting Washington 90-53 Thursday night.
Down 34-32 at halftime, UCLA (16-4) went on an 8-0 run to open the second half to take control of the game. The Bruins outscored Washington (9-8) 32-10 in the first 11 minutes of the half to break the game open.
Martin, the leading scorer in the Pacific-10 Conference, was scratched about 45 minutes before the start of the game because of recurring headaches that have bothered her for the last month. The junior forward is undergoing tests this week to determine the cause. Her availability will be game by game the rest of the season.
Philman gave the Bruins a lift in the first half by scoring 11 points as Flannigan picked up two fouls in the first two minutes of the game and was forced to the bench.
Flannigan scored all of her points in the second half and fueled the Bruins' run. Her effort helped UCLA survive the loss of starting center Janae Hubbard, who fouled out with 11:22 left to play.
The Huskies went cold after halftime, missing all of their first 13 shots from the field of the second half. Washington hit on only two of its first 21 shots of the half as the Huskies found themselves down, 55-42.
Amber Hall led Washington with 13 points, while Jamie Redd scored 10 and Malinda Lynch added 7.
Hubbard scored 12 points before fouling out, while Erica Gomez added 10.
The victory was the ninth in a row for the Bruins, who lead the Pac-10 at 8-0.