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Women’s basketball: No. 24 Cal rallies to beat WSU 66-60

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 14, 2018

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Kristine Anigwe scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and No. 24 Cal overcame Washington State 66-60 on Sunday in Berkeley, California.

Anigwe tied the game at 60 with a free throw with 1:40 remaining and gave the Golden Bears the lead on a jumper with 28 seconds left. Asha Thomas was fouled after a steal and added two free throws with 13 seconds left and two more with six seconds remaining. The Cougars didn’t score again after Nike McClure’s putback of her missed free throw with 2:03 to go.

Cal (13-4, 4-2 Pac-12) picked up its third straight conference win, the program’s longest Pac-12 winning streak in the last three seasons.

Borislava Hristova scored 25 points and Louise Brown 10 for the Cougars (8-10, 1-5), who have lost five of their last six games.

Neither team led by six points in a game with 16 lead changes and 12 ties.

Stanford 71, Huskies 45: Alanna Smith scored 19 points with 8-for-13 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Cardinal past the Huskies in Stanford, California.

Brittany McPhee added 15 points and DiJonai Carrington had 11 for Stanford (11-7, 5-1 Pac-12), which got 16 assists on its 25 baskets and controlled the glass 40-23. Kaylee Johnson got 12 of those rebounds for the Cardinal.

Washington hit just 17 of its 58 shots from the field (29 percent) and finished with its fewest points in a game this season.

Early in the first quarter, Amber Melgoza got a layup to give the Huskies their only lead of the game, 6-4, but Stanford quickly took it back. Johnson hit a jumper to tie it up and spark a quick 7-0 burst and the Cardinal led the rest of the way.

A pair of free throws from McPhee in the third quarter followed by Carrington’s 3-pointer pushed Stanford’s advantage to 40-27 and the margin stayed in double figures the rest of the way.

Jenna Moser led Washington (6-11, 0-6) with 14 points and Hannah Johnson added 10.

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