Bears Come Up Short Against Cardinal
BERKELEY – California women's basketball (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12) fell to No. 1 Stanford, 83-38, Sunday night at Haas Pavilion in the first installment of the Battle of the Bay.
"I thought we saw some bright spots again from a few people," head coach Charmin Smith said. "We just have to continue to progress and build this thing, and hopefully we can get everyone firing at the same time to put together a really productive game as a whole."
Freshman center Fatou Samb led the team in scoring with 10 points, which ties her career high. Freshman forward Ugone (Michelle) Onyiah added a career-best nine points and tied her career-high of 11 rebounds, which she set on Thursday against San Francisco. The Eastvale, Calif., native entered the game ranked third in the Pac-12 with 3.25 offensive rebounds per game, which she followed up with four this evening.
Coming out strong on defense after halftime, the Bears outrebounded Stanford 9-7 in the third quarter, including a 7-3 advantage on the defensive glass.
The Cardinal (4-0, 2-0 Pac-12) were led by freshman forward Cameron Brink with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Next up, the Bears travel south for their first road trip of the season. They will take on No. 11 UCLA on Saturday, Dec. 19 at 12 p.m. PT and USC on Monday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. PT. Both games will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.
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