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Bears Fall to No. 6 Stanford, 72-48
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/29/2003

Box Score

By JANIE McCAULEY

AP Sports Writer

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Chelsea Trotter had 17 points and five rebounds, and No. 6 Stanford remained perfect at home by defeating rival California 72-48 Wednesday night.

Sebnem Kimyacioglu added 14 points and five assists, T'Nae Thiel 13 points and Nicole Powell nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Stanford (16-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-10), which has won three straight against Cal and 18 of the last 19.

The Cardinal are 10-0 at home this season and have won 21 straight in Maples Pavilion dating to Dec. 28, 2001. The streak is tied for the third-longest in Division I behind Connecticut and Duke.

This game turned into a rout early.

Timea Ivanyi was the only player to score in double figures for the Golden Bears (7-11, 3-6), who couldn't manage any kind of offensive efficiency against Stanford's pressure man-to-man defense. Ivanyi had 10 points and six rebounds.

The Bears used 15 players and committed 25 turnovers.

The Cardinal breezed to the easy victory three days after their first conference loss, a 75-72 defeat at Southern Cal on Sunday that snapped a 10-game winning streak and ended their string of 28 straight Pac-10 wins.

They used a 16-0 run in the second half to pull away Wednesday night.

The Golden Bears, coming off an eight-point upset of UCLA on Sunday, held the Cardinal to 29-percent shooting the last time the teams played, on Feb. 2, 2002.

But Stanford shot 42 percent Wednesday, and limited Cal to 32 percent.

The Bears couldn't overcome their early shooting woes - and they were just as poor on offense in the second half.

Cal missed eight of its first 10 shots, and Stanford used an early 10-0 run to build a 17-4 lead. Stanford's aggressive defense limited Cal to 31-percent shooting in the first half - 9-for-29 - and forced 13 turnovers to take a 40-21 lead at the break.

After Ivanyi opened scoring in the second half for Cal, Stanford scored 16 straight points.

The teams meet again Saturday afternoon in Berkeley. Stanford has won 28 of the past 31 games in the rivalry that began in 1975.


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