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Free throws, 3-pointers key to California win over USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 19 points,
including four 3-pointers, to lead California to a 72-67 victory
over USC (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today, No. 23 AP) on Friday night.

California (14-6, 6-4) had four players score in double figures
and never trailed.

Chloe Kerr led USC with 18 points, 12 in the second half. The
loss snaps a five-game winning streak for USC (13-6, 7-3).

California led by as much as 10 in the second half, but USC cut
into the lead to make it a three point game in the final minute.
Cal, however, was sharp from the free-throw line and secured the
win.

California also had 17 points from Jene Morris, 15 from Ashley
Walker and 11 from Devanei Hampton.

Eshaya Murphy added 17 points for USC.

The Trojans outrebounded the Bears 40-31 in the game, but shot
just 41 percent from the floor, compared to California's 52 percent
from the field.