No. 6 Stanford 58, No. 3 Cal 41
STANFORD, Calif. — Jayne Appel scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds and Jillian Harmon added 18 points as the Cardinal snapped the Golden Bears’ 12-game winning streak.
Appel scored five points in the first half when Stanford (20-4, 11-1) was held to 18, its lowest scoring half of the season. But the junior center went 5-for-7 from the field in the second half, allowing Stanford to avoid being swept by Cal for the first time since 1985-86.
Ashley Walker and Laura Greif scored 10 points apiece for the Bears (20-3, 11-1), who had not lost since falling to then-No. 5 Oklahoma 86-75 on Dec. 13. Cal’s streak was the fifth-longest in the country.
The Cardinal, winners of the last eight straight Pac-10 titles, made sure they’ll have a shot at No. 9 by rallying against their cross-bay rivals with an impressive second half. Stanford went on runs of 13-5 and 19-0 while holding the Bears without a field goal for more than 11 minutes.
Arizona State 69, UCLA 66
LOS ANGELES — Briann January scored 21 points and Dymond Simon added 19 as the Sun Devils beat the Bruins to set a program record for consecutive wins (11).
Oregon State 52, Washington State 42
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Tiffany Ducker had 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to lead the Beavers over the Cougars.