Sunday, February 9, 2014
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Reshanda Gray scored 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 23 as No. 23 California pulled away for an 87-70 win over Washington State on Sunday.
California (16-7, 8-4 Pac-12) trailed by as many as eight in the second half and was down 55-51 with 11½ minutes to play. The Golden Bears then went on a 24-2 run to mount a 75-57 lead and put the game out of reach as Washington State (12-12, 6-6) went nearly nine minutes down the stretch without scoring from the field.
Afure Jemerigbe added 18 points and Gennifer Brandon scored 13 for Cal, which held a 55-27 rebounding advantage. Brandon led the Golden Bears with season-high 20 rebounds while Gray had 10.
Tia Presley led Washington State with 20 points. The Cougars have now dropped six of seven games after beginning conference play 5-0.