PULLMAN — Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 19 points, pulled down nine rebounds and had five steals Friday night as California beat Washington State 62-44 for the second time this season.
Freshman DeNesha Stallworth scored 14 points and Talia Caldwell 12 as the Bears (13-10, 7-5 Pac-10) extended their winning streak over the Cougars (6-17, 1-11) to 11 games.
After trailing 44-25 midway through the second half, Washington State went on a spurt that cut the lead to 10. But that was as close as they came as the Cougars could not stop Gray-Lawson and lost the battle on the boards 49-39.
Cal outscored Washington State 32-19 in the first half, converting 16 points off 14 turnovers. Washington State ended the game with 24 turnovers.
Cal outshot Washington State 40.3 percent (25 of 62) to 28.6 percent (18 of 63)
The Cougars struggled from the free throw line, hitting only 5 of 10.