Big third quarter lifts University past Woodbridge 52-41 in PCL showdown

  • University’s Karissa Shin, center, gets in front of Anjali Ghadi, right, to put up a shot in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    University’s Karissa Shin, center, gets in front of Anjali Ghadi, right, to put up a shot in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Sanarya Salem of Woodbridge makes a move around University’s Karissa Shin, right, as she attempts a lay-up in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Sanarya Salem of Woodbridge makes a move around University’s Karissa Shin, right, as she attempts a lay-up in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Sanarya Salem, center, of Woodbridge loses control of the ball as she gets tangled up with Malia Goldsmith University in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Sanarya Salem, center, of Woodbridge loses control of the ball as she gets tangled up with Malia Goldsmith University in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • University’s Malia Goldsmith, center, runs into Erika Magard, left, and Tessa Shimizu of Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    University’s Malia Goldsmith, center, runs into Erika Magard, left, and Tessa Shimizu of Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • University’s Neeyaz Cyrus, left, keeps Erika Magard of Woodbridge from putting up a shot in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    University’s Neeyaz Cyrus, left, keeps Erika Magard of Woodbridge from putting up a shot in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • University players cheer their team after scoring late in the fourth period to widen their lead against Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    University players cheer their team after scoring late in the fourth period to widen their lead against Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Ashley Chandler of University is fouled by Erika Magard of Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Ashley Chandler of University is fouled by Erika Magard of Woodbridge in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Monique Meriwether, right, of University puts up a shot over Tiffany Nguyen of University in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Monique Meriwether, right, of University puts up a shot over Tiffany Nguyen of University in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Anjali Ghadi, left, of Woodbridge and Monique Meriwether of University fight for control of a loose ball in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

    Anjali Ghadi, left, of Woodbridge and Monique Meriwether of University fight for control of a loose ball in Irvine on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Paul Rodriguez, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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University’s girls basketball team went into the season considered the favorite to win the Pacific Coast League and Thursday night, the Trojans showed why.

University rallied from a 23-15 halftime deficit to defeat Woodbridge 52-41 on Pack the Gym Night at University.

University (16-5, 4-0) turned it around in the third quarter, outscoring Woodbridge 14-1 to take a 29-14 lead before extending the margin to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Woodbridge (12-8, 3-1) came into the game tied for first place with the Trojans.

“We came on in the third quarter,” said University Coach Nicole Bradshaw. “We finally started to play our basketball. For some reason in the first half, we just weren’t playing our basketball.

“We decided at halftime that enough was enough so we came out strong with our defense and really put it to them. They didn’t know what to do. One point is great.”

University (4-0) defeated Woodbridge 52-41 (3-1) in a big PCL girls basketball game tonight at Uni. Malia Goldsmith led the Trojans with 18 points. Here’s a highlight: a 3 by Goldsmith then a defensive stop by the Trojans. Tiffany Nguyen had 15 points and 5 ‘3 for Woodbridge. pic.twitter.com/i17LzeV686

— Tim Burt (@TimBurtIrvine) January 19, 2018

Malia Goldsmith scored 18 points and Ashley Chandler 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Trojans. Karissa Shin had 8 points and 11 rebounds and Claire Kawata 6 points for University.

“It’s a huge win, it’s a big win in general for us,” Bradshaw said.

Woodbridge welcomed back Anjali Ghadi, who transferred to Fairmont Prep then back to Woodbridge following knee surgery after last season. Ghadi came off the bench to score 8 points.

Tiffany Nguyen scored 15 points and made 5 3-pointers to lead the Warriors. Erika Maggard added 9 points for Woodbridge.

“I was real happy in the first half; we played well and stuck to the game plan,” said Woodbridge Coach Keith Clarkson. “Our game plan coming in was to take the transition points and we did a great job and shot the ball real well.

“This was Anjali’s first real game back. She got a couple minutes on Tuesday. We talked last week about putting together a full game, four quarters in a row. We realize with a team like Uni, we can’t take a quarter off.

“I’m happy that we played to the end and played hard. We have to take care of business the rest of the league and we have them at our place last game of league. We’re excited about that.”

Clarkson’s message to his players was simple:

“Put it in your memory banks, forget about it. We got to win five more first and when time comes, remember this game and remember what they did to us at their place. We have to stick to the game plan one game at a time.”

 

 

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Aaron Holiday scores 22 points, but UCLA men’s basketball falls to Oregon State

  • UCLA’s Priince Ali (23) dunks in front of Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    UCLA’s Priince Ali (23) dunks in front of Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson (5) has his shot blocked by UCLA’s Prince Ali during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Ethan Thompson (5) has his shot blocked by UCLA’s Prince Ali during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State’s Alfred Hollins (4) shoots over UCLA’a Alex Olesinski (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18,, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Alfred Hollins (4) shoots over UCLA’a Alex Olesinski (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18,, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives past UCLA’s Thomas Welsh (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives past UCLA’s Thomas Welsh (40) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) tries to get past UCLA's Aaron Holiday duringp the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) tries to get past UCLA’s Aaron Holiday duringp the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • UCLA's Jaylen Hands, center, is stopped from getting to the basket by two Oregon State defenders, including Seth Berger, front, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    UCLA’s Jaylen Hands, center, is stopped from getting to the basket by two Oregon State defenders, including Seth Berger, front, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle shouts to his players during the second half against UCLA in an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle shouts to his players during the second half against UCLA in an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) is grabbed by UCLA's Jaylen Hands (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) is grabbed by UCLA’s Jaylen Hands (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Drew Eubanks scores during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Drew Eubanks scores during the second half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against UCLA in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) drives through the UCLA defense to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. (1) drives through the UCLA defense to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • UCLA head coach Steve Alford questions a call during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    UCLA head coach Steve Alford questions a call during the first half of the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Seth Berger (32) is fouled by UCLA's Gyorgy Goloman, left, while driving to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Seth Berger (32) is fouled by UCLA’s Gyorgy Goloman, left, while driving to the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

  • Oregon State's Tres Tinkle (3) drives between UCLA's Aaron Holiday (3) and Kris Wilkes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

    Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle (3) drives between UCLA’s Aaron Holiday (3) and Kris Wilkes (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Oregon State won 69-63. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — A pair of back-to-back 3-pointers with under three minutes left boosted Oregon State and resulted in another late letdown for UCLA.

Tres Tinkle had 16 points and the Beavers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 69-63 victory over the Bruins on Thursday night at Gill Coliseum.

Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks each added 12 points for Oregon State (11-7, 3-3 Pac-12), which finished with all five starters in double figures.

Aaron Holiday led UCLA (13-6, 4-3) with 22 points, and Thomas Welsh added 10 points and 13 rebounds but was 4 for 13 from the field. The Bruins have now lost as many games in league play as they did all of last season when a Lonzo Ball-led squad went 15-3 in the Pac-12.

UCLA erased an eight-point deficit to tie the score at 48-48 after a layup from Alex Olesinski with 9:37 left. Thompson answered with a layup for the Beavers to keep the Bruins from pulling ahead.

The Bruins took a 54-53 lead on Chris Smith’s layup with 6:40 to go and both teams wrestled for the advantage down the stretch. Kris Wilkes’ layup put the Bruins up 58-57, but Seth Berger’s basket put the Beavers back in front with 3:42 to go.

Tinkle’s 3-pointer gave the Beavers a 62-60 lead before Thompson added his own 3-pointer with 2:16 left.

“I think that maybe burst a bubble a little bit (for UCLA),” Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. “But we didn’t lose our composure defensively. They were attacking. They’re such a talented team with so many weapons, that until that final five or six seconds, we knew we didn’t have it in the bag. ”

After Eubanks’ dunk for Oregon State, Wilkes hit a 3-pointer for UCLA to close the gap to 67-63 with 27 seconds left, but the Beavers closed it out with a pair of free throws.

UCLA coach Steve Alford agreed those two 3-pointers were crucial as the Beavers outscored the Bruins 10-5 over the last 3:42.

“I thought we did a good job on them all night long, but they made two clutch shots in the final three minutes,” Alford said.

The pace was slow throughout the first half, with the score knotted at 13 with 7:48 to go after a layup from UCLA’s Chris Smith. Kendal Manuel put Oregon State ahead with a 3-pointer.

Thompson and Eubanks hit back-to-back layups to put Oregon State up 31-26 at the break, and Berger’s basket to open the second half pushed the Beavers’ margin to seven points.

The pace favored Oregon State, which went into the game holding opponents to 65.2 points to lead the Pac-12. On the other side, UCLA was averaging 84 points per game, second in the Pac-12.

Holiday, who scored just four points in the first half, had seven in the first five minutes of the second. But UCLA struggled to close the gap until Holiday’s 3-pointer got the Bruins within 41-38.

Berger’s 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Thompson stretched Oregon State’s lead to 48-40.

Olesinski fouled out with 5:12 left in the game.

“We know in this conference we’ve got to win games at home, so we’ve got to do whatever it takes,” Tres Tinkle said afterward. “We have a great crowd that’s behind us, but that said, moving forward with games here and on the road we have to know what it takes, know what to do to close games out, and get a win.”

UCLA followed arguably its worst offensive outing of the season – a 68-59 home loss to Colorado last Saturday – with another frustrating effort. The Bruins made only 37.1 percent of their shots overall and were 7 for 23 from 3-point range. They were also outplayed inside, giving up 18 offensive rebounds and getting outscored 33-22 in the paint, and most importantly, they came up empty late.

“Loved our energy. Loved how we competed. We just didn’t finish either half,” Alford said.

The consecutive losses have come on the heels of a 19-point victory over Utah that Alford said was one of UCLA’s best of the season.

UCLA’s season has been inconsistent following the season-long suspension of Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, and the departure of LiAngelo Ball following a team trip to China where the three were arrested for shoplifting.

The Beavers lost 62-53 to then-No. 17 Arizona before a second loss to then-No. 11 Arizona State last Saturday.

BIG PICTURE

The Bruins were without Ike Okwarabizie because of a concussion. … Oregon State’s Tres Tinkle has scored in double figures in all the Beavers’ games this season. … Tinkle lso had six rebounds, while Eubanks finished with seven.

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The Bruins head south on Saturday to face Oregon, which lost to USC 75-70 earlier on Thursday.

The Beavers will host the Trojans on Saturday.

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UC Irvine’s deep frontcourt dominates the glass against Cal Poly

IRVINE — UC Irvine might still be a young, work-in-progress team in 2018, but it yields to no one when it comes to rebounding.

The Anteaters pulled down 42 rebounds in an 80-71 victory over Cal Poly on Thursday night at the Bren Center, padding their nation-leading stats to 865 for the season. They came into the game ranked 13th in the nation in rebounds per game at 41.2.

UCI’s big men overwhelmed a Mustangs team that isn’t exactly small. Sophomore Tommy Rutherford had a career-high 20 points and eight rebounds, Jonathan Galloway added 10 rebounds and two blocked shots, and Elston Jones and Brad Greene combined for 14 points and eight rebounds. The quartet shot 16 for 23 from the field and smothered Cal Poly’s offense for most of the game, usually limiting the Mustangs (just six assists) to one shot per possession.

Eyassu Worku (14), Evan Leonard (12) and Max Hazzard (12) also scored in double-digits as the Anteaters (8-13, 3-2 Big West) shot 51 percent from the field. Cal Poly (6-12, 1-3) got a 24-points, 12-rebound effort from Josh Martin and Donovan Fields scored 18. The Anteaters led by 20 early in the first half before the game got a little sloppy.

“I didn’t even know about our rebounding stats, but we are playing well now,” Rutherford said. “We’ve been emphasizing being aggressive inside. We’re doing a nice job protecting the rim. I feel like any combination (of big men) we put out there can always rebound.”

“They’re all working together to establish a presence inside,” Coach Russ Turner said. “Tommy gets more attention tonight, but they’re all good in their role. Tommy doesn’t need to score 20 points, but I’m not surprised by what we saw.”

Rutherford has played an increasing number of minutes in conference play, but says playing alongside Galloway has had a lot to do with his play.

“He’s a great asset. There are so many things I could say about it. He’s like a big brother the way he’s helped me,” he said.

Galloway, who has more than 500 career rebounds and 100 career blocked shots, was the Big West Defensive Player of the Year in 2016-17, and Turner won’t be surprised if he wins the award again.

“He’s a dominant defensive player,” the coach said. “He does a lot to make us better on offense without being a scorer. There aren’t many guys his size who can defend a guard shooting a three as well as he does inside. It takes a special character to fill that kind of role.”

UCI has won three of its last four and is one of five teams within a game of each other atop the Big West standings. Cal Poly has dropped eight of its last 10.

The first half was played in spurts. Cal Poly led 8-7 when the Anteaters went on an 11-0 run in a span of 1:52, 3-pointers by Hazzard bookending two buckets by Worku, a 3-pointer and lay-in in transition.

The Mustangs came back with their own 11-0 run, Minnesota junior transfer Martin hitting two baskets and Fields posting a 3-point play to retake the lead at 19-18. But the Anteaters outscored the Mustangs 21-8 the final eight minutes of the half for a 39-27 halftime lead. Rutherford had five of UCI’s nine points to close the half on a 9-1 run.

Cal Poly missed 11 of its first 13 shots in the second half and UCI had a 20-point lead six minutes into the half. The Mustangs didn’t get within single digits until the last three minutes of the game.

The Anteaters next play Saturday at 9 p.m. at UC Santa Barbara (13-5, 2-2), which is unbeaten at home.

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Penguins hand slumping Kings their 5th consecutive loss

  • Los Angeles Kings Derek Forbort(24) keeps the puck out front against Pittsburgh during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

    Los Angeles Kings Derek Forbort(24) keeps the puck out front against Pittsburgh during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) makes a block against Pittsburgh during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

    Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) makes a block against Pittsburgh during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar(11) battles for the puck against Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

    Los Angeles Kings Anze Kopitar(11) battles for the puck against Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) during the first period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) keeps his eye on the puck as Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) moves during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

    Los Angeles Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick(32) keeps his eye on the puck as Pittsburgh Riley Sheahan(15) moves during the second period at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Thursday, January 18, 2018. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova Daily News/SCNG)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates after the puck with Adrian Kempe #9 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates after the puck with Adrian Kempe #9 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Alex Iafallo #19 of the Los Angeles Kings looks for a rebound behind Jamie Oleksiak #6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Alex Iafallo #19 of the Los Angeles Kings looks for a rebound behind Jamie Oleksiak #6 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Nick Shore #21 of the Los Angeles Kings look for a rebound with Kris Letang #58 and Casey DeSmith #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Nick Shore #21 of the Los Angeles Kings look for a rebound with Kris Letang #58 and Casey DeSmith #1 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked off balance by Brian Dumoulin #8 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 18: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings is knocked off balance by Brian Dumoulin #8 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period at Staples Center on January 18, 201 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

  • Los Angeles Kings' Adrian Kempe, center, and Anze Kopitar, right, celebrate a goal against Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thurdsay, Jan. 18, 2018. Pittsburgh Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Los Angeles Kings’ Adrian Kempe, center, and Anze Kopitar, right, celebrate a goal against Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thurdsay, Jan. 18, 2018. Pittsburgh Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, left, vies with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Riley Sheahan, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, left, vies with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Riley Sheahan, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jean-Sebastien Dea, left, vies with Los Angeles Kings' forward Michael Amadio for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jean-Sebastien Dea, left, vies with Los Angeles Kings’ forward Michael Amadio for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Carl Hagelin, left, vies with Los Angeles Kings forward Nick Shore, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Pittsburgh Penguins forward Carl Hagelin, left, vies with Los Angeles Kings forward Nick Shore, center, for the puck during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, right, celebrates his goal with teammate forward Carl Hagelin, left, against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist, right, celebrates his goal with teammate forward Carl Hagelin, left, against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' forward Sidney Crosby, right, shoots as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, second from left, defends during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Sidney Crosby, right, shoots as Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, second from left, defends during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins players celebrate a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

    Pittsburgh Penguins players celebrate a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Casey DeSmith stops a shot by the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)/The Orange County Register via AP)

    Pittsburgh Penguins Casey DeSmith stops a shot by the Los Angeles Kings during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)/The Orange County Register via AP)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) keeps the puck ahead of Los Angeles Kings' Anze Kopitar (11) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)

    Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby (87) keeps the puck ahead of Los Angeles Kings’ Anze Kopitar (11) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)

  • Los Angeles Kings Trevor Lewis (22) gets in a shoving match with Pittsburgh Penguins' Evgeni Malkin (71) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)

    Los Angeles Kings Trevor Lewis (22) gets in a shoving match with Pittsburgh Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin (71) during an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Thomas R. Cordova/The Orange County Register via AP)

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LOS ANGELES — When a hockey team is on a losing streak, the last thing it needs is to give up goals early in a period.

That’s what happened to the Kings on Thursday. They gave up very early goals in the first and third periods, and were defeated 3-1 by the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins before a sellout crowd of 18,230 at Staples Center.

It wasn’t long ago that the Kings were sitting pretty in the standings, leading the Pacific Division and the Western Conference in points. But things began to change in mid-December and now the Kings (24-16-5, 53 points) have lost five in a row and are tied for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West.

Patric Hornqvist scored his 14th and 15th goals for the Penguins (25-20-3, 53 points). His first of the night came just 46 seconds into the game on a long shot goalie Jonathan Quick should stop every time.

The Kings tied the score 1-1 on Adrian Kempe’s 14th goal of the season at 14:10 of the second period. But Evgeni Malkin scored his 21st just 26 seconds into the third for a 2-1 Penguins lead.

“Well, the first one was tough,” Kings coach John Stevens said. “I mean, those type of goals don’t go in very often. I thought we got off to a really good start, so started chasing the game against a really good hockey team. It’s the funny thing about hockey, when you’re playing catch-up, it takes a lot of energy.”

The Kings lost one of their best offensive players less than seven minutes into the third period when Dustin Brown was called for boarding Justin Schultz, who went down to the ice in a heap. The penalty was five minutes and Brown was also given a game misconduct.

The Kings killed all but 1:20 of the power play, but Hornqvist scored his second of the night and 15th of the season at 10:21 for a 3-1 Penguins lead.

Brown didn’t think he deserved the severity of the penalty.

“I’m going to close on him, he stumbles, toe picks and I don’t drive him through the wall or anything,” Brown said. “But I also close in on the play. At most, it’s probably a two-(minute penalty), I think.”

Brown acknowledged frustration is beginning to rear its head.

“I mean, it’s definitely there,” he said. “If you’re not frustrated, there’s something wrong with you. But just trying to channel that frustration into positive energy you can use to win games.”

Like Brown, defenseman Drew Doughty conceded this team is becoming increasingly bummed out about what’s been happening of late.

“We’re obviously pretty down on ourselves right now,” he said. “We want to turn it around as soon as we possibly can and that’ll start tomorrow night.”

The Kings play the Ducks on Friday night at Honda Center.

Casey DeSmith made 28 saves for Pittsburgh in his first game since Dec. 9. He is backing up Tristan Jarry while Matt Murray is on personal leave following the death of his father.

“I thought Case was terrific,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He made some big saves for us, especially in that first period to give us an opportunity to get our legs underneath us.”

The Kings out-shot Pittsburgh 11-3 in the first period; the Penguins out-shot the Kings 31-29 for the game.
Pittsburgh has won five of six, but was coming off a 5-3 loss to the Ducks on Wednesday.

Quick made 28 saves.

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Sean Suen Men’s Fall 2018

Beijing-born Sean Suen — who studied graphic design and fine arts before veering off into fashion — presented a cinematic collection that tapped into the doomed fate of one of its most famous inhabitants, China’s last emperor Puyi. During a preview, the designer mentioned that he had recently seen the 1987 Bertolucci film and that the generational perception of the man seemed to evolve from a semi-villainous focal point, to a remote historical figure.
In keeping with the Chinese designer’s previous efforts, the lineup focused on tailored shapes, silhouettes retained a monastic “East-meets-West” sensibility by borrowing indiscriminately from martial outfits, classic tailoring and workwear.
Suen’s painterly sensibilities come to express themselves through his sartorial work, and lend themselves to this kind of implicit storytelling. But even without knowing the igniting thought, the slow descent from the imperial throne to a form of layman anonymity was clear, say, in the gradual softening of the shoulders — from the stricture of a shoulder cape to the roundness of the natural articulation — as it was in textures. Suen went from the richness of a wool embossed with an astrakhan pattern on a voluminous fur-collared blouson, to the bareness of a black suit. One mottled

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Yohji Yamamoto Men’s Fall 2018

The force of the Yohji Yamamoto collection lay in the masterful mix of tailoring and flou, spinning the fluidity of a skirt or dress on looks whilst keeping a masculine feel.
The storyline moved between samurai-inspired and monastic silhouettes, at times à la “Matrix.”
Yamamoto even put himself into the collection with an image of his face embroidered with a glittery tear surfacing on an asymmetric blazer-topcoat hybrid, set against a collage design with graphic lettering that added a touch of romance.
The sleeve constructions were striking, as on jackets with the contrast shiny leather with ruched accents at the shoulder as if they’d been transplanted onto the garment. A look revisited in a rock, blood-red snakeskin version with matching shoes.
The designer’s love of construction and deconstruction took flight in a run of white elongated coats patched with black shapes that gave a graphic punch.
With John Lennon’s “Imagine” as the soundtrack, the show demonstrated once more Yamamoto’s ability to create new emotion while celebrating his heritage.

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Dries Van Noten Men’s Fall 2018

Taking over a vast garage in Paris’ Canal Saint-Martin district, with models tracing its edge on a raised podium before hitting the ground, Dries Van Noten pulled off one of the season’s strongest shows yet.
A curious mix of combinations went into the shaker, like Las Vegas-style Western garb, white broderie anglaise pants, military parkas, suits in traditional British checks, granny crochet cardigans and pajama stripes. There was also a hint of pimp and a hearty dose of punk, such as a look pairing a glittery zebra sweater with tartan pants.
But it was all so well-balanced that it formed a fun, cohesive, rich but cool whole.
Even the more daring elements were digested perfectly into the looks. Case in point: a minimalist navy tracksuit traced with lines of tan cowboy-shirt piping.
Van Noten continued to play with oversize proportions in the slouchy suits, boxy trenchcoats and the baggy pants.
The designer’s magic colorist instincts climaxed in an Instagenic run of anoraks in swirling colored marble-y prints recalling Venetian paper or spun paint, with models gathering in a painterly formation for the finale.
The open-border mixing of cultures worked best on a tropical print pajama shirt paired with a fantasy leopard print skinny pant and snakeskin

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Boris Bidjan Saberi Men’s Fall 2018

Not so long ago, Boris Bidjan Saberi was sending Goth looks down the runway with a strong urban and military vibe — think “Mad Max” — that then morphed into a more intrepid explorer-type take. Now, for fall, he’s gone sporty.
This season, the German designer seemed to channel snowboarders and the lifestyle associated with them. The collection’s opening look was a head-turner: a long white-and-beige shearling coat with three-quarter sleeves and high collar accessorized with arm-length black gloves and snow boots.
It’s not to say that Bidjan Saberi didn’t stick to his signature layering, mixing of volumes and strappy details — all still to strong effect. But they were shaken up with his new concept of outerwear, including black or muted violet down vests.
In a similar cocooning vein was a novelty piece — a turtleneck-cum-cape that enveloped the body to the ankles.
While at times quirky, this collection built on Bidjan Saberi’s comfort zone while showing it’s more extensive than originally thought.

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Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall 2018

Kim Jones’ last collection for Louis Vuitton was never going to be just about the clothes.
An atmosphere of heightened anticipation reigned in the overheated tent erected in the Palais-Royal in the center of Paris, where the British designer staged his final men’s show for the French luxury brand after seven years at the helm.
Guests including David Beckham, flanked by his wife Victoria and son Brooklyn; Joe Jonas; Brazilian soccer player Neymar, and peers such as Stefano Pilati, Virgil Abloh, Heron Preston and Craig Green joined in a standing ovation for Jones, the latest major designer to depart a leading luxury label for pastures unknown.
He marked the event by inviting two friends, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, to take turns on the catwalk, drawing loud cheers from the audience as the two supermodels circled the runway, wearing glazed monogram raincoats with nothing but hiking boots.
“It was a good way to finish, wasn’t it?” said Jones, sounding relieved as he greeted a literal throng of well-wishers backstage after the show. “We’ve ended on a good note, we’re all friends and that’s nice, so that’s it. I’m just talking about Vuitton today, because today’s about Vuitton, OK?”
OK. About those clothes, then: The designer delivered

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