Women's basketball falls to California, 82-73
Feb. 17, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The University of California (11-11 overall, 7-5 in the Pac-10) snapped a 15-game losing streak against Stanford University (14-8, 8-4) with an 82-73 victory on Friday night at Maples Pavilion.
The win was the Golden Bears' first against the Cardinal since a 64-59 victory in Berkeley on Feb. 12, 1993. The win also snapped Cal's 14-game losing streak at Maples Pavilion, and was its first win on The Farm since Feb. 17, 1986 (73-69).
Junior Lindsey Yamasaki (Oregon City, OR/Oregon City HS) had team-highs of 21 points and seven rebounds in just 23 minutes to lead the Cardinal. Senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) added 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting, and also had five rebounds and four assists.
Senior Courtney Johnson had a career-high 34 points, six steals and five assists in 39 minutes, and was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the final minutes to help the visitors pull away. Senior Kenya Corley added 22 points and six boards for the visitors.
After Stanford led by as many as eight points (16-8) early in the first half, California came back to take its first lead of the game when Johnson's basket just four seconds before the halftime buzzer gave the visitors a 38-37 lead.
Stanford scored the first five points of the half to take a 42-38 advantage, but California answered with a 9-0 run of its own to take the lead right back. The Golden Bears would not trail again. After three ties, California took the lead for good at 65-63 on a lay-up by Corley with 6:42 remaining that sparked a 7-2 run.
The Cardinal cut the lead to one (68-67) on a Nicole Powell lay-up with 4:59 remaining, but could get no closer. California put the game away in the final moments by connecting on 6 of its 8 free throw attempts in the final 57 seconds.