Bears Lose to USC, 103-69

Feb. 20, 2005

LOS ANGELES - California suffered a 103-69 loss at USC Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Golden Bears fall to 9-16 overall (3-13 Pac-10), while the Trojans move to 17-9 (11-6).

Senior forward Leigh Gregory and freshman forward Krista Foster led Cal with 13 points apiece. Foster improved on her previous career high of nine points. Junior forward Renee Wright added 10 points and paced the Bears with six rebounds.

Cal led 7-6 on a jumper from freshman center Jessica Lawson with 17:52 to play in the first half, but after that, USC took control of the game. The Trojans posted an 18-3 run over the next six minutes to go ahead 24-10.

Eshaya Murphy converted a three-point play with 2:26 left in the first half to give USC its first 20-point lead at 47-26.

USC held a 49-30 halftime advantage and led by as many as 42 points in the second half.

Brynn Cameron led five USC players in double-figure points with 19, followed by Rachel Woodward with 16 points and Meghan Gnekow and Murphy with 12.

Cal shot a respectable 45.9 percent from the floor, but USC hit a torrid 59.7 percent and was 10-of-20 from three-point range. The Bears haven't allowed 100 points in a game since a 102-66 road loss to Arizona Jan. 4, 1996.

Cal closes out the regular season at home against Oregon State Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and against Oregon Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at Haas Pavilion.

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