Bears Pull Away Late, Down Washington State, 84-65

Feb. 24, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)- Sean Lampley scored 29 points as the Bears pulledaway from Washington State in the second half and won 84-65 Saturday night.

Lampley, one of only two seniors on California's team, moved past LamondMurray into the Bears' record books as the school's all-time leading scorerwith 1,693 points. Murray scored 1,688 points from 1992-94.

Milton Riley led Washington State with a career-high 21 points and sevenrebounds.

Lampley scored seven points and had a long assist to teammate Joe Shipp fora dunk in the first 4:30. Lampley had 14 points in the first half and made fourof his first five shots.

California made nine of its first 13 shots against Washington State yet onlyled 21-17 midway through the first half. With guard Jerry McNair scoring 13 ofhis 15 points early, the Cougars were able to offset the Bears' early hotstreak and trailed only 45-42 at halftime.

It was Lampley who broke the game open for California in the second half,scoring 10 points during a 13-6 run to push the Bears ahead 64-55. It was inthat stretch that Lampley scored from three feet out along the baseline to movepast Murray into the California record books. Lampley, the Pac-10's leadingscorer, also led the Bears with eight rebounds.

Washington State shot 61.5 percent from the floor (16-for-26) in the firsthalf but couldn't sustain the attack in the second half. The Cougars missed 10of their first 13 field goal attempts in the second half and went without abasket for more than seven minutes at one point.

Solomon Hughes added 12 points and four rebounds for California.

David Adams added 12 for Washington State.

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