No. 10 Cal Looks To Rebound Against Georgetown
Game #4No. 10 California (1-2) at Georgetown (1-1)McDonough Arena • Washington, D.C.Sunday, Nov. 17 • 12 p.m. PTSeries Record: Cal leads, 1-0Last: Cal 72, Georgetown 56 (Nov. 24, 2012 in Berkeley)TV/Web: FOX Sports 1 (Tiffany Greene pxp, LaChina Robinson analyst)
BERKELEY – No. 10/11 California takes on Georgetown Sunday afternoon at McDonough Arena in a game that will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 at 12 p.m. (PT). Tiffany Greene (play-by-play) and LaChina Robinson (analyst) will be on the call.
Both teams will look to turn around their fortunes after coming off of Friday night away losses. The Bears dropped a heartbreaker at George Washington, 75-72, while the Hoyas dropped an 86-80 decision at South Dakota State.
Sunday’s game marks the second meeting between the two teams after the Bears claimed a 72-56 victory in Berkeley last season.
SCOUTING GEORGETOWN (1-1): Under the direction of first-year coach Jim Lewis, Georgetown enters Sunday 1-1 after an 82-78 victory over Richmond in the season opener, led by Natalie Butler’s double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds, and an 86-80 loss to South Dakota State Friday night. The Hoyas were selected to finish sixth in the BIG EAST preseason poll with Andrea White named Preseason All-BIG EAST and Shayla Cooper named the preseason Rookie of the Year. California leads the all-time series 1-0 after a 72-56 victory last season in Berkeley.
GAME RECAP: Reshanda Gray scored a career-high 24 points and Brittany Boyd had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, but George Washington was able to escape with a 75-72 win over No. 10/11 California Friday night at the Charles E. Smith Center. California (1-2), playing without regular post players Gennifer Brandon and Justine Hartman, also had a 12-point outing from Afure Jemerigbe, but George Washington’s (2-0) Megan Nipe scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Colonials to the victory.
THE LAST MEETING - GEORGETOWN (11/24/12): Layshia Clarendon scored 10 points in the opening four minutes and finished with a season-high 20 to be named the Cal Classic by Doubletree MVP after No. 11 California toppled Georgetown, 72-56, in the final of the tournament. Talia Caldwell earned 12 points and nine rebounds in the final, and Brittany Boyd dished a new career-high of 14 assists to go with six points and three steals for the Bears. Over two games of the Cal Classic, Boyd tallied a stat line of 19 points, 24 assists and 11 steals. Junior Gennifer Brandon registered her fourth double-double in five games this season with a 13-point, 13-rebound effort.
GRAY’S CAREER DAY: Junior forward Reshanda Gray had a career night in Cal’s game at George Washington with a career-high 24 points to go along with eight rebounds and one blocked shot. Gray - who began the night 6-for-6 from the field - surpassed her previous career high of 23 points set against UNLV on December 4, 2011.
POSTS OUT FOR BEARS: Senior forward Gennifer Brandon and junior forward Justine Hartman both missed Friday night’s game at George Washington, leaving the Bears with two traditional post players on roster against the Colonials.
BOYD APPROACHES HER OWN MARKS: Junior Brittany Boyd is nearing the California top-10 lists in both assists (335) and steals (188). Currently occupying the No. 10 spots in the two categories are Colleen Galloway in assists with 346 and Layshia Clarendon in steals with 193.