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Bears Face No. 4 Stanford in Regular Season Finale

Feb 27, 2021

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BERKELEY – Coming off of a win over Arizona State on Feb. 21, California women's basketball will now head to Stanford to take on the No. 4 Cardinal on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 1pm. The contest will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network/Bay Area.
 
Sunday's win over the Sun Devils was thanks, in part, to a career performance from sophomore guard Leilani McIntosh. The Phoenix, Arizona native scored a career-high 21 points and matched her career-best in three-pointers (four), going 4-for-4 in the game. It was McIntosh's third-consecutive game playing all 40 minutes (fifth time this season) and she leads the Pac-12 (fifth in the nation) in average minutes played (38.11 per game). McIntosh also serves 3.7 assists per game which is good for seventh-best in the conference. In the contest, freshman guard Mia Mastrov scored 12 points with career-highs in both rebounds (seven) and blocks (two). Sophomore forward Evelien Lutje Schipholt also contributed 12 points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks.
 
On the season, freshman forward Dalayah Daniels leads the team with 12.1 points per game and she registered her fourth career double-double (most amongst all Pac-12 freshmen) during Friday's game vs No. 10 Arizona. In the contest, Daniels scored a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds on 9-for-13 (69.2 percent) shooting while freshman forward Michelle Onyiah also recorded a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds), her second of the season. Combined, the pair scored 37 points, tallied 20 rebounds and shot 60.8 percent (14-for-23).
 
Onyiah leads the Bears with 6.7 rebounds per game this season while Daniels is right behind with 6.6. The pair rank eighth and ninth respectively in rebounding in the Pac-12 while Daniels' 5.33 defensive boards are ranked fourth. The Seattle, Washington native has also contributed 35.27 minutes per game which is ranked fourth in the conference. Meanwhile, Onyiah leads Cal with 22 blocks and her 1.47 per game are the fifth-most in the conference. The Eastvale, California native also leads the Pac-12 in offensive rebounds with 2.93 per game.
 
As a team, the Bears are ranked 21st in the nation in blocks per game (5.2 – third in the Pac-12) and their average 13.9 personal fouls are the second fewest in the conference and 16th least in the country.
 
SCOUTING THE CARDINAL
Stanford enters Sunday's regular-season finale on Sunday ranked No. 4 in the nation and the Cardinal recently claimed their first Pac-12 title since 2014 this week when they defeated No. 9 Arizona 62-48.
 
Stanford is currently 21-2 overall and 18-2 in conference-play with their only losses coming in an overtime game at Colorado (77-72) on Jan. 17 and against No. 6 UCLA (70-66) the following week on Jan. 22. Since then, they have won 10 straight for the second time this season.
 
The Cardinal has four players averaging over 10 points per game including Kiana Williams who leads the team with 14.1. Haley Jones is not far behind with 13.7 while Lexie Hull is averaging 11.2 and Cameron Brink has 10.1. Jones also leads the team with 7.7 rebounds per game.
 
As a team, Stanford ranks top-10 nationally in scoring margin (24.4 – fourth), field goal percentage defense (33.2 – fourth) and blocked shots per game (6.0 – seventh)
 
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Sunday's 1pm PT game vs. No. 4 Stanford will be available to watch via Pac-12 Network and Pac-12 Bay Area. Live stats will also be available here. Fans can receive additional in-game updates and behind-the-scenes information by following the Bears' social media accounts (Twitter: @CalWBBall, Instagram: @CalWBBall and Facebook: Facebook.com/CalWBBall).
 
UP NEXT
The Golden Bears will head to the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas. Cal is slated to face the fifth seed which will be determined after the conclusion of Sunday's Pac-12 games.