5:00 PM ET, February 4, 2006
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 minutes.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 this season.