Balanced scoring attack leads No. 22 Cougars past Cal
Berkeley, CA (Sports Network) – Daven Harmeling, Kyle Weaver and Ivory Clark
each scored 14 points in a balanced Washington State scoring attack as the
22nd-ranked Cougars crushed Pac-10 foe California, 73-56.
Weaver finished with a double-double, dishing out 10 assists, while Robbie
Cowgill and Derrick Low each scored 11 points for Washington State (15-2, 4-1
Pac-10), who have won four in a row after their second loss of the season.
Ryan Anderson scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the
Golden Bears (10-6, 2-2), who have gone 4-5 after starting the season 6-1.
Holding an early 7-5 lead, Washington State ripped off 10 straight points to
take a 17-5 lead on Nikola Koprivica’s layup eight minutes into the first
California responded as Eric Vierneisel and Anderson hit back-to-back threes,
followed by an Anderson layup that brought the Golden Bears within 17-13.
However, with the score 33-27, the Cougars closed the first half with a 7-1
spurt and took a 40-28 lead into the locker room.
An Anderson three brought California within 56-46 with under eight minutes
left in the second half, but Clark answered with a dunk and Harmeling followed
that with a trey of his own as Washington State won going away.
Guard Ayinde Ubaka scored 16 points for the Golden Bears…Washington State
outrebounded California, 36-27…The Cougars shot 58 percent from the floor,
while the Golden Bears shot just 34 percent.