Posted February 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Layshia Clarendon scored 18 points, Gennifer Brandon added 10 points and 15 rebounds and No. 6 California beat Arizona State 66-53 on Friday night. Talia Caldwell scored 14 points while Brittany Boyd had 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists to help the Golden Bears (20-2, 10-1 Pac-12) extend their season-high winning streak to eight games. They remained tied for first place in the conference with No. 4 Stanford. Joy Burke had 16 points and five rebounds for Arizona State. The Sun Devils (11-12, 3-8) have lost four straight and six of seven. Brandon's 27th career double-double was pivotal in helping the Bears overcome the loss of key reserve Reshanda Gray, who missed her third consecutive game with a hamstring injury. Boyd also limped off the court midway through the second half after injuring her right ankle but returned to help Cal secure its third straight win over Arizona State. The Bears also matched the 2008-09 team for the best record in school history after 22 ...
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