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No. 6 Cal Women Beat USC 72-64

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Cal guard Layshia Clarendon

Cal guard Layshia Clarendon

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off a late Southern California rally to beat the Trojans 72-64 on Sunday.

After trailing by 13 points in the second half, the Trojans battled back to make it a close game. Clarendon 9 of 17 shots and added a late basket down the stretch to help close out the win.

Cassie Harberts’ basket with 1:54 to play cut the lead to 63-59 but USC couldn’t get any closer.

Clarendon had a three-point play and Gennifer Brandon, Avigel Cohen and Afure Jemerigbe added six free throws late to seal the win.

The Golden Bears (23-2, 13-1 Pac-12) remain tied for first-place in conference with Stanford, which defeated UCLA on Sunday.

Harberts led USC (8-17, 5-9) with 20 points and Ariya added 15 points.

Brittany Boyd scored 16 points and Jemerigbe added 11 points for the Golden Bears.

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