Cal rolls past cold-shooting Beavers

BERKELEY, Calif. — Harper Kamp scored 18 points for his ninth straight game in double figures, Jorge Gutierrez had 16 points and a career-high 11 assists and California beat Oregon State 85-57 on Thursday night.

Markhuri Sanders-Frison had 15 points and nine rebounds and freshman Allen Crabbe added 12 points and seven rebounds for Cal (11-9, 4-4 Pac-10), which kicked off a four-game homestand at Haas Pavilion by sending the Beavers to their fifth loss in six games.

Oregon State leading scorer Jared Cunningham had 15 points after combining for only 14 in his previous two games and Devon Collier added 14 for the cold-shooting Beavers (8-11, 3-5). Lathen Wallace added 12 points, but Oregon State never got in sync against the defending Pac-10 champions and was forced to try to play catch-up all night after falling behind in a hurry — a problem for the team of late.

Cal made 12 of 17 field goals in the opening 15 minutes of the game and shot 53.8 percent in the first half to build a 36-26 lead at the break. The Golden Bears only built on that in the second half and the Beavers matched their lowest total of the season, also done in a five-point loss to UCLA on Jan. 13 and back on Dec. 4 at Colorado. Oregon State came in averaging 72.5 points per game.

Top rebounder Omari Johnson, a 6-foot-9 senior who didn't grab a single board in a 63-59 loss to rival Oregon at home in Corvallis last Saturday, managed only one in this game as the Beavers were outrebounded 42-36. They shot 32.2 percent overall, 3 for 18 from 3-point range, and committed 17 turnovers.

Arizona 85, UCLA 74

At Tucson, Ariz., Derrick Williams scored 22 points and Arizona defeated UCLA 85-74 to take sole possession of second place in the Pac-10 Conference.

The Wildcats (17-4, 6-2) shot 52 percent from the field while the Bruins shot 41.4 percent.

USC 63, Arizona State 61

At Tempe, Ariz., Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Maurice Jones added 14 points to help Southern California beat Arizona State for a rare conference road win.

USC (12-9, 4-4 Pac-10) overcame a rash of early turnovers by getting the ball inside to Vucevic and held off the Sun Devils down the stretch to win for just the fifth time in its last 22 conference road games.


No. 4 Stanford 91, Oregon 56

At Eugene, Chiney Ogwumike had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Kayla Pedersen had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Stanford handed Oregon its most lopsided loss of the season.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike and Sarah Boothe were each just two rebounds away from giving the Cardinal (17-2, 8-0 Pac-10) four players with double doubles as both had 16 points and eight rebounds. Jeanette Pohlen also scored 17.

Stanford handled Oregon inside. It outrebounded the Ducks 68-32, scored 52 points in the paint and had 24 points off 25 offensive rebounds.

California 60, Oregon State 47

At Corvallis, DeNesha Stallworth scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead California.

The Beavers (7-12, 0-8) shot 17 of 53 from the field while California made 25 of 64.

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