Golden Bears Defeat Cal State LA, 98-53
BERKELEY – Cal (11-8) produced its second-highest scoring output of the season in a 98-53 non-conference victory over Cal State LA (10-11) on Wednesday afternoon at Haas Pavilion. The game was scheduled less than 24 hours in advance after the Golden Bears' previously postponed Pac-12 contest against Arizona State that had been rescheduled for Wednesday was canceled.
Jazlen Green led the way for the Golden Bears with a career-high-tying 20 points, while Jada Curry added 18 and Dalayah Daniels netted 16. Ugonne (Michelle) Onyiah added the fourth double-double of her career and second of the season with 13 points and a career-high-tying 12 rebounds, while Fatou Samb equaled a career-best with 10 points.
The five players combined 77 points came on 31-of-47 (.660) shooting from the floor and 8-of-14 (.571) from beyond the arc. Green's career-high six 3-pointers were on nine attempts from three-point land, while Daniels was 8-of-10 from the floor and Curry 7-of-14 including 2-of-5 on threes. Curry also made both of her free-throw attempts. Onyiah (6-7 FG, 1-1 FT) and Samb (3-6 FG, 4-4 FT) had strong shooting performances as well.
As a team, Cal shot 38-of-73 (.521) from the floor, 9-of-22 (.409) on threes, and 13-of-14 (season-best .929) from the charity stripe.
Cal State LA was paced by Anai Washington's 15 points while Nicole Flennaugh contributed 11.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Cal established its dominance by outscoring the Golden Eagles in the opening period, 27-4. Cal scored the game's first eight points including a pair of three-pointers by Green. The Golden Bears would also score the final 12 points of the period and had 11 players see action in the first period. Seven of the 11 scored with Daniels and Green leading the way with six points each.
Cal continued to score at a high clip in the second quarter with a 25-19 advantage in the game's second 10-minute period to increase its lead to 52-23 at halftime. Cal's reached as many as 32 points at 50-18 before the Golden Eagles scored five of the second period's final seven points.
The Bears doubled Cal State Los Angeles' point total in the third quarter by a count of 26-13 to extend its lead at 78-36 after 30 minutes. Green scored 11 of her points in the period, making 4-of-5 field goals including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Cal finished the game by outscoring the Golden Eagles in the fourth quarter, 20-17. Onyiah led the way with seven.
Cal is scheduled to return to action with a Pac-12 game Friday at Oregon (7 pm PST) before visiting Oregon State on Sunday (Noon PST) to wrap up its regular-season road schedule. Both games are slated to be televised by the Pac-12 Network.
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