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Kristine Anigwe has 32 points, 30 boards in Cal’s win over WSU; No. 7 Stanford beats Huskies

UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019

California’s Kristine Anigwe became the first women’s college basketball player to have at least 30 points and 30 rebounds in a single game since 2002 in a victory over WSU in Pullman on Sunday. (Ben Margot / File/AP)
California’s Kristine Anigwe became the first women’s college basketball player to have at least 30 points and 30 rebounds in a single game since 2002 in a victory over WSU in Pullman on Sunday. (Ben Margot / File/AP)
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Senior Kristine Anigwe scored 32 points with 30 rebounds for her 30th straight double-double and California beat Washington State 80-58 on Sunday in Pullman in a regular-season finale.

Anigwe is the first player in college women’s basketball with a 30-point, 30-rebound performance in more than 15 years.

In tying the Pac-12 Conference’s single-game record, Anigwe, the nation’s leading rebounder, collected eight more boards than the entire Cougars team. She finished the regular season topping 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game five times. She also broke the school single-game rebounding record by four, previously held by Gennifer Brandon.

Deborah Temple of Delta State holds the NCAA Division I single-game record of 40 rebounds in a game set against UAB on Feb. 14, 1983. Only six players in women’s D-I history have topped Anigwe’s 30-rebound performance. Anigwe joined five others to reach 30 rebounds.

Cal (18-11, 9-9) used a 15-2 run to break a 10-all tie, led 25-12 after the first quarter and was never challenged.

Borislava Hristova led Washington State (9-20, 4-14) with 21 points.

Stanford 72, Washington 53: Dijonai Carrington had 19 points and eight rebounds, leading the No. 7 Cardinal to a victory over the Huskies in Seattle.

Kiana Williams scored 13 points for Stanford (25-4, 15-3 Pac-12), and Alanna Smith finished with 12 points and seven boards.

The Cardinal knocked down four 3-pointers and shot 60 percent from the field in the third quarter to open a 62-39 lead. It led by as many as 29 in the fourth while closing out its sixth straight victory.

Hannah Johnson and Haley Van Dyke led Washington (9-20, 2-15) with 10 points each. Mai-Loni Henson had eight points and seven rebounds.

Amber Melgoza, Washington’s leading scorer at 18.3 points per game, was held to six points on 3-of-15 shooting. Melgoza scored eight points in the Huskies’ first matchup against the Cardinal, a 91-54 Stanford victory on Jan. 18.

Stanford knocked down 11 3-pointers and outscored Washington 28-18 in the paint.

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