Jan. 16, 2010
The California Golden Bears (7-8, 1-3 Pac-10) go for their second win a row as they host the Washington State Cougars (5-11, 0-5 Pac-10) Saturday at 2 p.m. in Haas Pavilion. It is a Cal Kids Day game with all youth tickets (12th grade and younger) just $1. There will also be pregame activities like poster painting and, weather permitting, inflatables in the plaza outside the stadium. In the case of inclimate weather, most of the activities will take place in the Club Room starting at 1 p.m.
It is also Haas Pavilion policy that umbrellas are not permitted inside the arena, so in case of rain, please make plans accordingly.
Both live audio and video streams of the game will be available on CalBears.com. The video stream will also feature the radio play-by-play call synched to the action. Both streams are available free for Cal fans through CalBears.com. Click the links above to access the streaming media.
Cal is looking for their second win in a row after Thursday's 60-43 victory over Washington. Senior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson scored a game-high 19 points, 15 of them coming in the second half. Gray-Lawson, who is averaging 15.0 ppg overall this season, is averaging 19.7 points per game in her last three outings, making 21 of her 44 field goal attempts (47.7 percent). She is also averaging 7.7 rebounds per game in that same span, pulling in 13 O-boards in the last three games.
Gray-Lawson went 0-4 from three-point range against Washington, snapping a string of 12 consecutive games in which she made at least one three-point basket.
Freshman guard Eliza Pierre had her second six-steal game of her career against Washington, with five of her steals coming in the second half. Pierre is averaging 2.2 steals per game, and is second among Pac-10 freshmen this season in steals (fifth overall), trailing only Kiki Moore of Washington State (3.3 steals per game). Moore leads the conference in that category. Against Pac-10 opponents, however, Pierre is averaging 2.3 steals per game and is the only freshman ranked in the top-10. Moore is averaging 1.4 steals per game in her five conference contests this season.
Freshman center Talia Caldwell was perfect from the field against Washington, the fourth time this season she did not miss on a field goal attempt. Caldwell moved back into the Pac-10 lead in field goal percentage (65.2 percent), but still does not have enough makes to qualify among the national leaders.
Freshman forward DeNesha Stallworth has seven blocks in Pac-10 play and has blocked at least one shot in each of her last three games and in five of the last six games. Stallworth had back-to-back games with three blocked shots last week on the LA roadtrip.
Freshman center Brenna Heater had one of her most impressive games of the season against Washington. Heater, who missed seven games earlier this season with a stress fracture in her left tibia, played a career-high 22 minutes, pulling in a career-high seven defensive rebounds. She also had two blocks while scoring four points.