(7-5, 2-1 Pac-12)

California 65

(10-3, 2-1 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    1 2 T
    UCLA 20 3858
    CAL 28 3765

    California 65, UCLA 58

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Freshman Devanei Hampton scored 20 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds as Cal beat UCLA 65-58 and scored its first home win over the Bruins since 2001 on Friday night.

    The Bears (10-3, 2-1) never trailed, and held the Bruins to their lowest point total of the year as Nikki Blue, UCLA's all-American guard, had her second subpar game in a row. After scoring just four points in a 79-64 win over Oregon State Dec. 22, Blue missed her first 12 shots against Cal and didn't get her first points until 4:36 remained in the game. She finished with just eight points.

    Lisa Willis topped UCLA (7-5, 2-1) with 17 and Noelle Quinn added 11.

    Freshman Alexis Gray-Lawson had 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists for Cal.

    Cal, the Pac-10's best defensive team, set the tone early by holding UCLA scoreless for the first 4:47, and the Bruins went on to make just one of their first nine shots. The Bears built an 11-2 lead with 12:26 remaining and led by nine with 7:53 left, but they too struggled with their shooting.

    UCLA got the lead down to five with 2:03 remaining in the half, but Cal went on a 12-4 run and stretched the lead to 33-20 with 17:04 left in the game.

    The Bears remained in control until UCLA answered with an 8-0 run midway through the half to get within four. But Rene Wright and Hampton then came up with key offensive plays for Cal, and the Bruins got no closer.

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    2005-06 Season

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