McCall, No. 15 Stanford women pull away; beat Cal 53-46
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Erica McCall had her 12th double-double of the season, and Karlie Samuelson hit three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points to help the No. 15 Stanford women beat Cal 53-46 Tuesday night for its ninth-straight home victory.
McCall had 11 points and 13 rebounds.
Lili Thompson added 11 points and Kaylee Johnson grabbed 15 rebounds for Stanford (18-5, 8-3 Pac-12).
A pair of free throws by Kristine Anigwe pulled Cal (11-11, 2-9) within one, 37-36, with 8:23 to play, but Thompson made back-to-back layups during a 15-4 run that gave Stanford a 12-point lead - the largest by either team - with 36 seconds left.
The Golden Bears opened up a 15-7 lead with 49 seconds left in the first quarter, but made just 10 of 41 (24.4 percent) field-goal attempts thereon.
Anigwe scored 17 and Courtney Range added 15 points for Cal.