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The Journal Gazette

Friday, January 25, 2013 11:16 pm

No. 19 UCLA women defeat Arizona 73-57

The Associated Press

Atonye Nyingifa scored a season-high 20 points and had 12 rebounds and Kari Korver scored a career-high 14 points to lead No. 19 UCLA to a 73-57 victory over Arizona Friday night.

Nyingifa made 10 of 15 shots as the Bruins (14-4, 5-2) snapped a two-game skid to remain in third place in the Pac-12. Korver, starting in place of injured guard Markel Walker, made three 3-pointers.

Korver had 11 points in the first half and Nyingifa scored 10 as UCLA led 35-33 at the break.

UCLA outrebounded Arizona 49-44.

Kama Griffitts scored a game-high 22 points and Davellyn Whyte added 17 points for Arizona (11-7, 3-4).

Walker, who leads UCLA in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists, missed her first game of the season due to a back injury. Walker, a 6-foot-1 senior, sustained the injury during the Bruins' game last weekend against No. 6 Stanford.