BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Devanei Hampton and Alexis Gray-Lawson
each scored 15 points as California held Oregon to its lowest point
total in 28 years in a 49-39 victory Saturday.
The Bears (15-8, 7-6) weren't exactly an offensive juggernaut,
shooting only 29 percent, but they shut out Oregon for the first
7:49 of the game, and forced 20 turnovers.
Chelsea Wagner was the only Duck in double figures with 11
points, as Oregon (13-9, 4-8) hit just 13 of 53 shots (24.5
percent). The last time the Ducks were held below 40 points was
Jan. 13, 1978, in a 51-34 loss to Washington.
Oregon managed to cut Cal's 16-point lead to just four in the
second half, but they never could overcome that dismal start, and
the Bears' margin was never fewer than four points after the early
The Ducks narrowed the gap at 41-37 with 4:02 remaining, but
they scored only two points the rest of the way, and Cal hung on to
snap a three-game losing streak to Oregon.
Despite the absence of Hampton, the team's leading scorer, from
the starting lineup, Cal jumped out to a 7-0 lead that lengthened
to 11-0 once she got in the game.
Oregon missed its first 10 shots before Brandi Davis hit a
3-pointer, but the Bears own offensive struggles kept it close. The
Ducks made it 13-7 with 6:19 to go in the first half, but Cal
responded with seven straight points and eventually took a 28-15
lead into halftime.
Cal freshman Ashley Walker had her eighth double-double of the
season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She is one of the four
freshman starters for the Bears, who accounted for 41 of Cal's 49
points Saturday, and have scored 77 percent of the team's points