Women's Basketball Heads to the Bay to Play California, No. 5 Stanford

Jan. 8, 2002

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The Ducks (9-6, 4-2 Pac-10), look to return to the win column this week as they travel to the Bay Area. First, Oregon will play California (5-8, 0-4) on Thursday at Haas Pavilion. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Ducks will take on No. 5-ranked Stanford (14-1, 4-0) at Maples Pavilion. The game, which tips off at 1 p.m., will be nationally televised on Fox Sports Net.

The Oregon-Stanford game will be nationally televised on Fox Sports Net. All Oregon women's basketball games also are broadcast by KSCR (1320 AM) in Eugene and KUIK (1360 AM) in Portland, with Ray Martin providing the play-by-play for the seventh consecutive year. Games that don't conflict with Oregon men's basketball broadcasts will be carried by KUGN (590 AM) in Eugene, KXL (750 AM) in Portland and KTBR (950 AM) in Roseburg. Radio broadcasts also can be heard on the Internet at www.goducks.com.

Oregon leads the series 26-11, which includes wins in 15 of the last 16. The Ducks had won 15 in a row until Cal won 68-57 at home last year.

The back court of Courtney Johnson and Kenya Corley combined for 39 points leading California to a 68-57 victory over Oregon as the Bears fought back from a 12-point second-half deficit.Cal went on a 14-2 run capped by two free throws by Johnson to take only its third lead of the game, 48-47 with 7:07 remaining. Angelina Wolvert, who led Oregon with 18 points, countered with a baseline drive and layup, but Corley pulled up for two straight jumpers to give Cal the lead for good. Johnson finished with a game-high 20 points and added eight rebounds and six steals. Corley scored all of her 19 points in the second half. Brianne Meharry added 16 points for the Ducks, who committed 24 turnovers and made just 23-of-66 from the field.

The Cardinal lead the series 25-6, but the Ducks have won two of the last three. Oregon hasn't swept the series since the Pac-10's first year sponsoring women's basketball in 1986-87. The Ducks also have lost 14 in a row at Maples Pavilion. After the Ducks' season sweep in 1987, the Cardinal won 22 straight over Oregon.

Lauren St. Clair had 14 points, including four 3-pointers in the second half, as Stanford won 63-54 over Oregon at Maples Pavilion. Angelina Wolvert had 11 points and seven rebounds for Oregon. The Ducks kept it close after the Cardinal took their biggest lead of the game, 33-22, on St. Clair's 3-pointer to open the second half. Oregon came back to within 50-49 with just more than three minutes left, but St. Clair hit two more 3-pointers in a critical 8-0 final run that stretched Stanford's lead to 58-49.

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