Clarendon leads No. 6 Cal women past Oregon 72-45

Updated at: 02/03/2013 7:08 PM
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(AP) EUGENE, Ore. - Layshia Clarendon scored 15 points, Gennifer Brandon and Talia Caldwell each had double-doubles, and No. 6 California cruises past Oregon 72-45 on Sunday night for its seventh straight win.

Caldwell finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Brandon scored 14 points and had 12 boards for the Golden Bears (19-2, 9-1 Pac-12), who maintained their tie with No. 4 Stanford atop the league standings.

Brittany Boyd chipped in with 13 points and eight assists for Cal.

Devyn Galland scored 11 points to lead the Ducks (3-19, 1-9), who allowed 44 points in the paint and were outrebounded 51-40.

One game after Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer recorded her 400th career Pac-12 victory with an 86-62 win against Oregon, Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb earned her 100th career win against the Ducks.

California put this one away early, taking advantage of Oregon’s poor shooting and turnover-prone offense to take a 38-19 lead at halftime.

After Oregon’s Jordan Loera scored the opening basket of the game, the Golden Bears outscored the Ducks 30-4 over the next 13 minutes to take a commanding 30-6 lead.

Clarendon scored 11 of her 13 first-half points during that stretch.

Other than a layup and two free throws by Danielle Love on back-to-back possession that made it 11-6 with 15:44 to play, the Ducks went scoreless during the Golden Bears’ long run.

Oregon was 1 for 15 from the field during that stretch with 11 turnovers that California turned into 12 points.

By halftime, the Ducks had made just 6 of 28 shots (21.4 percent) _ including only 1 of 10 from 3-point range _ with 16 turnovers. They finished the game with 24 turnovers.

Cal wasn’t significantly better, shooting just 35.9 percent in the first half and 40 percent overall.

The Golden Bears’ lead was trimmed to 48-36 with under 12 minutes to play, but Cal quickly answered with a 19-0 run over the next seven minutes to take a 67-36 lead before the Ducks finally scored again with 4:50 to play.

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