No. 21 UCLA Edges Out 91-80 Victory Over Long Beach State

No. 21 UCLA Edges Out 91-80 Victory Over Long Beach State

No. 21 UCLA Edges Out 91-80 Victory Over Long Beach State

Former Bishop Montgomery and current UCLA freshman guard David Singleton (right) fends off Long Beach State sophomore Jordan Roberts (left). The Bruins went on to win 91-80 Friday night in Pauly Pavilion. (Lenny Washington/@Ucla Housing photo)

Former Bishop Montgomery and current UCLA freshman guard David Singleton (right) fends off Long Beach State sophomore Jordan Roberts (left). The Bruins went on to win 91-80 Friday night in Pauly Pavilion. (Lenny Washington/@Ucla Housing photo)

By James Luckey Jr., Editor, Observer Group Newspapers of Southern California Inc.

UCLA welcomed Long Beach State to beautiful Pauly Pavilion Friday evening in an unexpected early season test. It was a back and first first half with State having the biggest lead by either team (7). The Bruins ended the first half with a 4 point lead as starting point guard Jaylen Hands hit a 3 point a few steps inside of half court to get the Bruin faithful to its feet for the highlight of the first half.

7 foot 1 inch UCLA freshman Moses Brown goes up to win the opening tip against Long Beach State. (Lenny Washington/@Ucla Housing photo)

7 foot 1 inch UCLA freshman Moses Brown goes up to win the opening tip against Long Beach State. (Lenny Washington/@Ucla Housing photo)

Freshman McDonald’s All-American Moses Brown had his second career double double logging 17 points and 10 rebounds along with sophomore Kris Wilkes with 17 point of his own to lead the Bruins.

You couldn’t tell by the stats, but the reserves were the brightest spot for the Bruins on the evening as they sparked a 23-5 run in the 2nd half that would key the victory.

Local freshman David Singleton (Bishop Montgomery) was 3-4 from distance to have 10 points off the bench.

Long Beach State was led by senior point guard Deishuan Booker with 31 points in defeat.

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