Bears Hold Off Beavers, 77-72
Jan. 22, 2009
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Ashley Walker had 20 points and seven rebounds and No. 8 California held off Oregon State for a 77-72 victory Thursday night.
Vital scored 14 of her team's last 20 points in the final seven minutes.
California led by one at halftime and by as many as nine in the second half before Oregon State (11-6, 2-5) slowly cut into the deficit.
Oregon State eventually closed within three, but the Golden Bears made their last six free throws for the win.
Oregon State's Brittney Davis scored 20 of her game-high 24 points in the second half.