Cal Golden Bears Hold Off Oregon State Beavers With Strong Finish

The Cal Golden Bears finished the game on a 27-15 spurt over the last 6:26 to put away the Oregon State Beavers 72-63 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams Friday night at Haas Pavilion.

Oregon State led 48-45 with 6:26 remaining after Deven Hunter hit one of two free throws, but Brittany Boyd tied the game on a three-point play with 5:42 remaining, triggering an 11-1 run, with seven points coming from Boyd, to take control of the game.

Cal (9-3, 1-0 Pac-12) led 30-25 at halftime, but Oregon State (8-5, 0-1) scored eight straight points early in the second half to tie the game 38-38 and then pulled ahead.

Boyd finished with 25 points and seven steals for the Golden Bears. Reshanda Gray added 14 points and eight boards, Afure Jemerigbe scored 12 points and Courtney Range had 10 before fouling out. Hind Ben Abdelkader handed out four assists and Kyra Dunn blocked two shots.

Jamie Weisner led the Beavers with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Sydney Wiese had 17 points. Hunter and Ruth Hamblin each had 10 rebounds and Hamblin also blocked five shots.

Oregon State was 22-for-65 (33.8 percent) overall, 7-for-25 (28 percent) from 3-point range and 12-for-16 (75 percent) from the foul line.

Cal was 24-for-57 (42.1 percent), 4-for-10 (40 percent) and 20-for-30 (66.7 percent).

The Beavers had a huge rebounding advantage, 38-34, but committed 16 turnovers to just eight for the Golden Bears.

Cal finishes up the conference-opening homestand against Oregon on Sunday at noon Pacific.

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