Afure Jemerigbe scored 13 points, freshman Mercedes Jefflo made seven steals in an impressive collegiate debut, and No. 9 Cal overcame a cold-shooting first half to beat Long Beach State 70-51 Friday night.
In the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Friday, the Golden Bears finally had an easy time against the Trojans. Gennifer Brandon had 17 points and 16 rebounds and No. 5 California scored the first 11 points on its way to a 78-59 win over USC.
Gennifer Brandon scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 6 California beat No. 15 UCLA 79-51 Friday night, handing the Bruins their first home loss of the season.
Brittany Boyd had 10 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Cal pulled away from Oregon State in the second half Friday night for a 60-38 win.
Gennifer Brandon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and a key block with 20 seconds left as Cal rallied from 16 points down in the first half to beat No. 20 Colorado 59-56 on Friday night.
Gennifer Brandon had 23 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, and No. 7 California held USC without a basket in overtime to beat the Trojans 71-63 on Thursday night.
Talia Caldwell had a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds to help No. 8 California continue the best start in school history with a 70-43 victory over George Washington on Friday night.
Gennifer Brandon and Brittany Boyd scored 19 points apiece to help No. 11 California rout Cal State Bakersfield 84-46 on Friday night.
Layshia Clarendon scored 15 points and No. 10 California survived a scare in a very sloppy road debut, beating Old Dominion 63-47 on Friday night.
Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and Gennifer Brandon had 18 points and 11 rebounds Monday night as No. 11 California rolled past Cal Poly 87-61.