Bears Remain Hot
Dec. 29, 2000
California (7-3), which won its sixth straight game, advanced to face LaSalle in Saturday's championship game. The Explorers beat Lafayette 81-78 inovertime earlier.
Cal won despite a sluggish first half. Yale hit eight of its first 133-point attempts and led 35-31 at halftime of the Bulldogs' first game backfrom an 18-day break.
But led by Lampley's perimeter play and Forehan-Kelly's five 3-pointers, theGolden Bears opened the second half with a 16-6 run and took the lead for good.Solomon Hughes had 11 points for Cal, which outscored Yale 45-27 afterhalftime.
Yale (2-7) lost for the fourth time in five games. Leading scorer ChrisLeanza hit three 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 20 points,while Scott Gaffield added 13.
Cal improved to 14-1 at Haas Pavilion against non-conference foes since thebuilding opened last season. A win in Saturday's championship game would givethe Bears their longest winning streak in five years under coach Ben Braun.