California 69

(8-11, 2-8 Pac-12)

Washington St 79

(5-14, 1-9 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 27, 2005

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    CAL 42 2769
    WSU 39 4079

    Washington State 79, California 69

    PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Sophomore Kate Benz scored 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds Thursday night to lead Washington State to a 79-69 victory over California.

    It was the first Pac-10 victory for the 5-14 Cougars after nine losses to conference foes. The win ended an 11-game losing streak for Washington State.

    Joining Benz in scoring 16 points were Cougars' junior Charmaine Jones and sophomore Adriane Ferguson.

    Freshman Dani Montgomery added a career-high 11 points.

    The Golden Bears (8-11, 2-8) led 42-39 at halftime, thanks to a 3-point shooting barrage by freshman Brio Rode. Rode hit three consecutive 3-point field goals at one point to put California up by 10.

    Washington State went on a 23-4 run to open the second half and never looked back.

    California seniors Leigh Gregory and Kristin Iwanaga each scored 11 points while freshmen Rode and Jessica Lawson added 10 apiece.

    Cougar senior Jessica Perry had seven assists, making her the eighth player in WSU history to record 300 career assists. She now has 303.

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