Game Three Post-Game Notes: Arizona State vs. California

March 12, 2010

·         Cal’s all-time record in Tournament games is 8-8.  ASU’s all-time record is now 9-8.


·         This was the first Tournament quarterfinal matchup between these teams.  Overall, Cal is now 3-1 vs. ASU in the Tournament.   (2003: Cal 46, ASU 38; 2007: ASU 60, Cal 53; and 2008: Cal 65, ASU 61)


·         Cal has reached the Tournament’s semifinal round for the 4th consecutive year. 


·         This game broke a 4-4 tie in games between the #4 and #5 seeds in the Tournament.


·         There were three ties and three lead changes in the game’s first 7:13.  Cal used an 8-0 run to erase a one point ASU advantage (8-7) and take its biggest lead of the half (15-8) with 8:34 to go.  Cal responded with a 16-2 run to regain the lead, 24-17.  After the Bears scored the next seven points to tie the game for the fourth time, ASU’s Becca Tobin converted a layup to give the Sun Devils a 26-24 halftime lead.


·         Cal’s Rachelle Frederico was assessed a flagrant foul and ejected from the game with 3:45 go in the first half.


·         ASU took a 4 point lead (36-32) at 13:50 to go in the 2nd half.  Cal then went on a 13-3 run to take a 45-39 lead with 5:46 to go.  DeNesha Stallworth had 6 points in the run.   Cal never trailed after that.


·         Cal won for the 6th time this season in the 16 games it has trailed at halftime.


·         With the 15 points she scored today, Cal’s Alexis Gray-Lawson has now scored 538 points this season for a per game average of 17.9.  She also moved  into 8th place on the Bears’ single season scoring list and notched her 23rd double digit scoring game of the season.


·         Cal forward Gennifer Brandon grabbed 10 rebounds to lead all players in the game.  It was her 9th double digit rebounding game of the season and 4th in the last 6 games.


·         Cal held ASU’s Danielle Orsillo to 7 points.  It was only the fifth time this season Orsillo has failed to score in double figures .


·         Nine of the eleven Sun Devils who played both scored and had at least one rebound.



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