California 64, Washington State 56

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Leigh Gregory and Jessica Lawson scored
14 points apiece to help California defeat Washington State 64-56
on Tuesday night.

The Bears (8-5, 2-2 Pac-10) never trailed, jumping out to a 12-2
lead. Washington State (4-9, 0-4) cut the margin to four late in
the first half, but never got any closer.

Charmaine Jones, Jessica Perry and Kate Benz led the Cougars
with 11 points each.

Kiki Williams added 11 for California. Lawson and Gregory
continually hurt the Cougars in the paint, combining to go
12-for-23 from the field.

The 6-foot-4 Lawson sat out most of the first half after picking
up two fouls in the first minute, and scored her 14 points in just
12 minutes.

Cal's Kristin Iwanaga made her only 3-pointer of the night to
remain the nation's best shooter from beyond the arc. She has made
25 of 36 (69.4 percent) 3-pointers. She's also third in the nation
from the free-throw line, at 93.5 percent.