No. 25 California women hold off Pacific in 92-85 win
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) Kristine Anigwe scored 28 points and hauled in 18 rebounds to lead No. 25 California to a 92-85 win over Pacific on Sunday.
Penina Davidson had her third double-double of the season, a career-high 22 points to go with 10 rebounds, Mikayla Cowling added 15 points and Kianna Smith had 12 for Cal (7-2), which shot 52 percent from the field to get its fourth straight win.
The Bears were just 1 of 14 from 3-point range but controlled the glass 45-32 and broke it open with a 23-14 third quarter to lead 69-53 heading into the final 10 minutes.
Pacific (4-5) dug in, chipping away at the deficit with 3-pointers from Ameela Li and GeAnna Luaulu-Summers, who also had a layup with 2:21 to go that cut the gap to 87-82. The Tigers again closed to within five on Jenelle Grant’s bucket that made it 89-84 with just under a minute to play but Cal padded its advantage from the free throw line down the stretch.
Luaulu-Summers finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead five Pacific players in double figures. It was the second triple-double of her career.