No. 22 California defeats CSU Bakersfield 70-51

Hind Ben Abdelkader scored a career-high 18 points, Reshanda

Gray added 14 and No. 22 California defeated Cal State Bakersfield

70-51 Sunday.

Ben Abdelkader made six 3-pointers, including five in a row in

the second half to help California (7-2) extend its winning streak

to seven. Gray, who currently ranks second in the Pac-12 Conference

in field goal percentage, finished 6 of 11 from the floor.

Brittany Boyd had a season-high 12 assists and contributed six

points for the Golden Bears.

Shaquita Smith scored the first basket of the game to give Cal

State Bakersfield (3-6) its only lead. Melissa Sweat made a layup

to pull the CSUB within 11 points, 47-36 with 12:41 remaining, but

the Roadrunners did not get any closer.

Smith finished with 10 points, and Tyonna Outland scored 13 to

lead Cal State Bakersfield.