The UCLA Bruins women’s basketball team made a strong statement in the opening match of their international preseason exhibition tour. The team showcased remarkable skills as they faced off against the Senegal A’ U25 National Team at NBA Academy Africa. The Bruins secured a convincing 87-59 victory, led by an outstanding display of talent from several key players.
Among the standout athletes were Angela Dugalic, a 6’4″ redshirt junior forward, who claimed the top scorer title of the game with an impressive 20 points. Contributing significantly to the win were Londynn Jones, a 5’4″ sophomore guard, who tallied 17 points, and Kiki Rice, a 5’11” sophomore guard, with 10 points. Both Jones and Rice had been actively engaged in this summer’s U19 FIBA World Cup, where they celebrated their third international gold medal in FIBA competitions.
Making her presence felt in her debut performance was Amanda Muse, a 6’4″ freshman forward hailing from Brentwood. She contributed four points and made a significant impact on the boards by grabbing five rebounds, three of which were on the offensive end. Christeen Iwula, a 6’2″ sophomore forward, showcased her versatility on the court, scoring eight points and leading the game with eight rebounds, nearly achieving a double-double.
In the next challenge, the Bruins faced the pro club Alba Berlin in Germany on Saturday. However, the game didn’t unfold as favorably for the Bruins as their debut match. The team experienced a 75-69 loss, with an additional setback due to an early injury to a key rotation player. Further details on this development are expected to emerge soon.
The UCLA Bruins women’s basketball team’s international preseason exhibition tour has begun with a bang, as they displayed their prowess in a dominant win against Senegal U25 National Team. As they continue their tour, basketball enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the team’s performance and hope for more victories in the games to come. Stay tuned for more updates on the Bruins’ journey through their international exhibition tour.