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20070128 No. 20 California Outlasts Women's Basketball, 84-64
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Release: 01/28/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Tucson</SPAN></B></st1:City><B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> (AP) --</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> Devanei Hampton scored 15 of her 24 points in the second half to lead No. 20 California to an 84-64 victory over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> on Saturday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Bears (16-5, 7-4) controlled the paint with <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hampton</st1:place></st1:City> getting open inside, and with Ashley Walker taking advantage of the Wildcats with short jumpers. <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Walker</st1:place></st1:City> finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Keanna Levy added 17 points. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Hampton, who also had nine rebounds, was a force in the second half by shooting 7-for-8 from the field, including a short jumper with 5:52 remaining to give the Bears a 70-54 lead. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Jessica Arnold scored 19 points and Ashley Whisonant added 11 for <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> (7-16, 1-10). <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">California</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">, which had a 41-29 edge on the boards, methodically took over in the second half with <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Hampton</st1:place></st1:City> getting open for putbacks and short jumpers or the Bears converting from the free-throw line. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> trailed 56-46 with 11:09 left before <st1:City w:st="on">Hampton</st1:City> countered with a lay-in, and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">California</st1:place></st1:State> made four free throws to go ahead by 16 with 9:20 remaining. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Walker and Rama Ndiaye hit back-to-back buckets during a 10-3 run to give the Bears a 54-41 lead with 14:31 left. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">California</SPAN></st1:State></st1:place><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> had a 40-32 halftime lead thanks to a 3-pointer from Lauren Greif with 6 seconds left. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Bears took control early in the half when Levy capped an 11-0 run with a 3 to go ahead 15-8 after the opening 6 minutes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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