Bears force overtime against No. 4 Stanford but fall short

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After trailing the entire game, the Cal women’s basketball team tied the the game with Stanford on Saturday. Two free throws from junior guard Layshia Clarendon with 27 seconds left on the clock put the score at 69-all and sent the game into overtime.

Alas, the Bears fell short in the extra period, losing, 74-71, to the Cardinal.

Stanford’s standout Chiney Ogwumike sank the first shot of overtime. Clarendon responded to tie the score again at 71 with a little over a minute left. But one free throw from Ogwumike and two from Toni Kokenis sealed the deal. Clarendon tried to sink two 3-pointers with change left on the clock, but her second and final attempt fell short, hitting the side of the backboard and bouncing out.

In the last eight minutes of the second half, Cal went on a 22-8 run to force overtime.

Ogwumike had a career-high 27 points and 18 rebounds, while her older sister Nneka became Stanford’s fourth all-time scorer.

This is Stanford’s closest win of the season. The Cardinal have now won 74 straight games at Maples Pavilion.

Full recap to follow.

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  • Rog

    Nice work DC.  Next time send a photographer, maybe.

  • LAWLS

    lol wtf the picture is definitely not Cal vs Stanford…