Anigwe’s 37 help No. 24 Cal women hold off Houston 80-79
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Kristine Anigwe had 37 points and 13 rebounds and the No. 24 California women survived a late rally for an 80-79 season-opening victory over Houston on Tuesday night.
The Golden Bears led 78-71 on Asha Thomas’ pair of free throws with 58 seconds left.
The Cougars’ Angela Harris hit a 3-pointer 14 seconds later and Jasmyne Harris made a trio of free throws to cut the deficit to 78-77 with 10 seconds left.
Jaelyn Brown made a pair of free throws to push the Cal lead to three and Jasmyne Harris missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied it in the closing seconds before Tatyana Hill scored the putback that left Houston a point short.
Thomas and Brown had 10 points each for Cal.
Jasymne Harris led the Cougars with 17 points. Serithia Hawkins and Angela Harris added 12 each and Dorian Branch scored 10.