Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Layshia Clarendon scored 18 points and
Afure Jemerigbe added 13 as seventh-ranked California held off Utah, 55-50, in
the Pac-12 opener for both teams Friday night.
The Golden Bears (11-1, 1-0 Pac-12), who are in the midst of their best start
in program history, logged their 600th all-time win. Brittany Boyd scored 11
for California, which shot just 6-of-21 from the field in the second half.
California has a rough schedule in the upcoming days. The Golden Bears play at
No. 20 Colorado on Sunday before hosting current No. 4 Stanford on Tuesday.
Michelle Plouffe scored 16 points for Utah (9-3, 0-1), which also received 11
points from both Taryn Wicijowski and Iwalani Rodrigues.
Cal built a 32-20 lead at the half and was ahead by as many as 13 in the
second stanza until Utah closed within 47-43 with 2:34 left following a jumper
Wicijowski sank a jumper in the waning moments to cut the margin to 53-50, but
Jemerigbe sealed the outcome at the foul line.
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