Kristine Anigwe scored 29 points and grabbed a season-high 23 rebounds to help California beat Washington State 77-63 on Friday in Berkeley, California.
Anigwe, who had her second 20-20 game of the season, has recorded a double-double in all 16 of the Golden Bears’ games this season. She averages 22.3 points per game and leads the nation in rebounding with 15.0 per game.
The Bears (11-5, 2-3 Pac-12) pulled away in the fourth quarter with an 18-2 run capped at 77-54 on Anigwe’s layup with 2:24 left. The Cougars (7-10, 2-4) had closed the deficit to seven after trailing by as many as 15 early in the third quarter.
Asha Thomas added 13 points and Jaelyn Brown scored 12 for Cal.
Borislava Hristova had 21 points and Chanelle Molina scored 13 for Washington State. The Golden Bears welcomed 3,000 elementary- and middle-school-aged children from the local area to Haas Pavilion for their fifth annual School Haas Rock game.
(6) Stanford 91, Washington 54: Alanna Smith scored 11 of her 27 points in the third period and also grabbed 13 rebounds as the Cardinal beat the cold-shooting Huskies in Stanford, California.
Kiana Williams scored 22 points and knocked down four of 13 3-pointers by the Cardinal (15-1, 5-0), who beat Washington (8-10, 1-5) for an 18th straight time at Maples Pavilion.
Now, Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer will look for her 900th win in 32 seasons at Stanford when her team hosts Washington State on Sunday, having never lost to the Cougars.
Puget Sound 59, Whitworth 55: Jamie Lange notched a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Loggers over the Pirates in The Fieldhouse.
Elizabeth Prewitt added 10 points for Puget Sound (12-3, 5-2 Northwest Conference). Sydney Abbott paced Whitworth (8-8, 3-4) with 11 points off the bench.
The Loggers trailed Whitworth 42-38 going into the fourth quarter but outscored the Pirates 21-12 over the final 10 minutes.
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