No. 11/9 California Tops No. 9/7 Stanford in Battle Of The Bay

Jan. 18, 2009

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BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)--Alexis Gray-Lawson scored a career-high 37 points, converting two free throws with 1:09 to play that put her team ahead for good and scoring again with 21 seconds left to lift No. 11 California to a thrilling 57-54 victory over archrival and ninth-ranked Stanford on Sunday.

The Golden Bears (14-2, 5-0 Pac-10) won their sixth straight and beat the Cardinal in Berkeley for the first time since a 64-59 victory on Dec. 12, 1993, and the first time overall since a win Feb. 4, 2007, on Stanford's home floor to snap a 14-game skid in the series.

Stanford's Kayla Pedersen and Jillian Harmon each missed 3-pointers to tie it in the waning seconds.

Jayne Appel had 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists playing all game in foul trouble for the Cardinal (13-4, 4-1), who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

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