Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) - Gennifer Brandon recorded her 13th double-
double of the season with 22 points and 14 rebounds as sixth-ranked Cal edged
Arizona, 91-86 on Sunday.
Talia Caldwell also registered a double-double with a career-high 20 points
and 12 boards and Layshia Clarendon contributed 20 points for the Golden Bears
(21-2, 11-1 Pac-12), who extended their winning streak to nine games.
Davellyn Whyte had a season-high 26 points, to go along with seven rebounds
and eight assists for the Wildcats (11-12, 3-9), who have lost seven straight.
Kama Griffitts poured in 21 points and nailed five 3-pointers in the defeat.
Whyte's free throws 4 1/2 minutes into the contest gave the Wildcats a 15-12
edge before Cal surged back with a 17-4 run. Brandon's lay-in with just
under 10 minutes to play in the half capped off the flurry and made it 29-19.
The first half action didn't slow down, as both team's kept up the intensity
on offense. Each squad shot over 50 percent, while Cal held a 46-37 advantage
at the break.
As the lead stayed around 10 points early in the second half, Erica Barnes'
free throws brought the visitors within 53-49. The Bears scored the next eight
points, however, as Afure Jemerigbe's triple increased the margin to 61-49.
Cal continued to keep its advantage until Griffitts 3-pointer with 27 seconds
remaining made it 90-86. The Bears only made 1-of-4 from the charity stripe
over the final 18 seconds, but Arizona couldn't capitalize.
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