Kristine Anigwe had 26 points and 10 rebounds as No. 24 California turned back Washington 69-60 in a Pac-12 women’s basketball game Friday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Kristine Anigwe had 26 points and 10 rebounds as No. 24 California turned back Washington 69-60 in a Pac-12 women’s basketball game Friday night.
Penina Davidson chipped in 18 and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (12-4, 3-2). Asha Thomas had 14 points and eight assists, while Mikayla Cowling contributed 11 assists.
Amber Melgoza led the Huskies (6-10, 0-5) with 15 points, five rebounds and six assists, but she made only 5 of 18 shots. Hannah Johnson had 13 points and 11 rebounds for UW, and Mai-Loni Henson scored 13 points. The Huskies are still looking for their first Pac-12 win under new coach Jody Wynn.
The Huskies trailed by two at halftime, but took a 32-31 lead at the start of the third quarter on a Johnson three-pointer. Jenna Moser’s three stretched UW’s lead to 37-33, but Davidson scored five in an 11-0 run to give Cal a 44-37 lead midway through the quarter.
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The Golden Bears led 48-40 before back-to-back threes from Johnson and Henson and two free throws by Melgoza knotted the score. Cowling’s jumper gave Cal a 50-48 lead heading into the final period.
Davidson scored four straight to open the final quarter, and Washington got no closer than four from there.
Cal had a 40-14 advantage in points in the paint.
Cal shot 45 percent from the floor compared to 34 percent for the Huskies. But the UW sank 11 three-pointers to only four for the Bears.