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Brink, Jones power No. 3 Cardinal past No. 17 UCLA

STANFORD – Cameron Brink scored 25 points and made all 15 of her free throws, the last of which put Stanford ahead for good, and third-seeded Cardinal defeated No. 17 UCLA 71-66 on Monday night in their final regular season home game.

Brink hit two more shots to give her 102 blocks for the season, and her 15 free throws were the most without a miss by a Stanford player since at least 1999. Haley Jones added 18 points and converted a layup with another 1:22 to go. the cardinal by three.

Stanford (26-3, 14-2 Pac-12) has won four straight and is closing in on a third straight Pac-12 regular season title with games remaining this week at No. 21 Colorado and No. 8 Utah.

Jones hit a go-ahead jumper with 2:45 to play before Lina Sontag answered moments later with a 3 to put UCLA ahead 65-64. Brink’s last two free throws made it 66-65 with 1:53 left.

Londynn Jones scored 14 points for the Bruins (21-7, 10-6), who dropped one spot in the AP Top 25 this week and snapped their four-game winning streak. UCLA hit the boards for a 36-33 advantage and got 17 on the offensive glass.

Brink also converted a go-ahead three-point play with 8:55 left. The 6-foot-4 junior reached 100 blocks for the first time in her stellar career and set the all-time Stanford record in Friday’s 50-47 victory over Southern California — and she has yet another collegiate season to play . Brink has 280 blocks, surpassing Jayne Appel’s record of 273 set in 2006-10.

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Stanford won the first meeting 72–59 on January 13 after the teams were tied after three quarters. UCLA made it interesting to the end this time.



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