Cal Tops Sonoma State, 83-51
Nov. 2, 2006
BERKELEY - Freshman forward Ryan Anderson scored 17 points to lead all five starters in double figures, as California defeated Sonoma State, 83-51, in an exhibition game Thursday night in Haas Pavilion.
The 6-10 Anderson made 8-of-10 shots from the floor, including all five of his attempts in the second half. As a team, Cal shot 60.7 percent from the floor.
Junior center DeVon Hardin tallied the Bears' first six points of the game, helping stake Cal to a 6-1 lead. The Bears quickly built a 10-point advantage, before Sonoma State - ranked 15th in Division II - cut its deficit to 21-18.
However, a layup by freshman Patrick Christopher sparked a 20-2 run to close out the half with Cal leading, 41-20, at the break.
In addition to Anderson, Hardin and Ayinde Ubaka finished with 12 points apiece, Theo Robertson added 11 points and Omar Wilkes 10. Robertson also finished with seven rebounds and a team-high six assists.
The Bears outrebounded the Seawolves, 37-26, and help their opponents to 30.9 percent field goal shooting.
Cal next plays Utah Valley State Nov. 15 in its regular-season opener at Haas Pavilion.