Onyenwere paces UCLA women to win over No. 17 Utah
SALT LAKE CITY — Kennedy Burke scored 26 points, Michaela Onyenwere added 25 points for the sophomore’s 11th 20-plus game of the season and UCLA beat No. 17 Utah 100-90 on Sunday.
UCLA has won 13 straight games in the series since an 89-42 setback on Dec. 1, 2001.
Japreece Dean added 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists for UCLA (15-9, 8-4 Pac-12), which has won six straight. She had her school-record streak of 40-made free throws end on Friday and hit 10 of 10 against Utah. Bonnie Samuelson holds the Pac-12 record at 44. Lajahna Drummer grabbed four rebounds to move 10 away from becoming the ninth player in program history with at least 800.
Dean beat the third-quarter buzzer with a long 3-pointer from the left wing to extend UCLA’s lead to 60-56. The Bruins opened the fourth quarter on a 6-0 run to take the first double-digit lead of the game, and later went on a 12-2 run for a 17- point advantage.
The Bruins set a program record with a 40-point quarter to close the game.
Megan Huff had 23 points and 13 rebounds for Utah (18-5, 7-5). Freshman Dre’Una Edwards added 21 points.
Robinson’s 3 sends Colorado women past USC to end skid
BOULDER, Colo. — Mya Hollingshed scored 21 points and Alexis Robinson’s 3-pointer with 33 seconds left helped Colorado fight off USC for an 81-76 win Sunday to end the Lady Buffs’ 12-game Pac-12 Conference losing streak.
Colorado (11-12, 1-11) hadn’t beaten a conference opponent since March 1 in an opening-round game of the Pac-12 Conference tournament. The Lady Buffs beat Utah 66-56 before losing to then No. 6-ranked Oregon, 84-47, the following day.
The Lady Buffs appeared to take command with a 16-0 run that started with 74 seconds left in the third quarter and lasted until 6:27 remaining. Quinessa Caylao-Do scored the final seven points during the spurt for a 72-58 lead.
The Trojans (14-9, 4-8) responded when Aliyah Mazyck buried a 3 with 5:54 left and that triggered a 16-2 run and USC tied it at 74 with 88 seconds when Minyon Moore sank a pair of free throws. But Hollingshead made a pair of free throws, Minyon Moore missed a layup and Robinson followed with her 3.
Robinson finished with 16 points and Peanut Tuitele grabbed 11 rebounds.
Mariya Moore led the Trojans with 22 points and Minyon Moore scored 19.
Possible rabies exposure from bat at Pacers game
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials say people who had contact with a bat last week during an Indiana Pacers game have possibly been exposed to rabies. The Indiana State Department of Health says anyone who may have touched the bat with bare skin during the Pacers game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday in Indianapolis is urged to contact the department or a health care provider about receiving rabies vaccinations.
The department says since the bat is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, its rabies status is unknown.
Health officials say a person is considered potentially exposed to rabies only if direct contact occurs between a bat and the person’s bare skin. So far there have been no reports of anyone having direct contact with the bat.
Americans Chock and Bates win ice dancing at Four Continents
ANAHEIM — Madison Chock and Evan Bates of the United States captured the first major international title of their career Sunday, winning the ice dancing competition at the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships.
Chock and Bates, who were second at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships two weeks ago, scored 126.25 points during their free dance, which was to a medley of Elvis Presley tunes. They finished with 207.42 points to edge Canadians Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, who totaled 203.93 points.
Canada’s Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier were third. Two-time U.S. champions Madison Hubbell and Zach Donohue led after the rhythm dance but finished fourth after having an illegal lift on the opening component of their free dance. Americans Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker, the reigning Four Continents champions, were fifth.