No. 7 Cal cruises past No. 5 Stanford

5:32 PM, Jan 13, 2013   |    comments
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Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Brittany Boyd poured in a game-high 19 points to lead seventh-ranked California to a 67-55 win over No. 5 Stanford on Sunday.

Gennifer Brandon notched a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, Mikayla Lyles added 14 points and seven rebounds, and Layshia Clarendon finished with 14 points for the Golden Bears (13-2, 3-1 Pac-12), who bounced back from a 62-53 home loss to Stanford on Tuesday.

Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points to go with nine rebounds and Toni Kokenis added 12 points for the Cardinal (14-2, 3-1), who had an 81-game Pac-12 winning streak snapped that dated back to Jan. 18, 2009 when the Bears also defeated Stanford (57-54).

Cal trailed 12-6 following an Amber Orrange jumper with 7 1/2 minutes gone in the first half, but the Golden Bears used a 17-6 run to take a 23-18 lead and never looked back.

Lyles buried a 3-pointer with just over two minutes left in the half to push the margin to 34-25 before the Bears carried a 39-31 edge into the break.

Two free throws from Kokenis pulled the Cardinal within 47-39 with 13:39 remaining, but it would be as close as they would get the rest of the way.

Clarendon drilled a 3-pointer three minutes later, igniting a 10-2 run to give Cal a 57-41 lead with 7:43 remaining.

Cal led by double-digits the rest of the way en route to the victory.

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