Stanford Hands Cal Loss in Pac-10 Opener
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  01/02/2011

Jan. 2, 2011

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STANFORD - Four Bears reached double figures in scoring, but it wasn't enough to hold off Stanford, as the Cardinal defeated California, 82-68, Sunday afternoon at Maples Pavilion. Junior forward Harper Kamp led Cal (7-6) in scoring with 16 points, while Gary Franklin shot 4-for-7 from three-point distance to record 15 points.

Senior center Markhuri Sanders-Frison made six of his eight shots to finish with 14 points. Sanders-Frison came up one rebound shy of his fourth career double-double. Junior guard Jorge Gutierrez posted 11 points and a career-high tying eight assists.

The Cal defense allowed 80 points for the first time season. In addition, Stanford shot 72.2 percent from the field in the second half. The Cardinal's Jeremy Green led all players with 21 points, and Dwight Powell added 20. Green was good on four of his five tries from behind the arc.

Stanford capitalized on a number of Cal mistakes. The Bears committed 16 turnovers, and the Cardinal earned 18 points off of turnovers to Cal's nine.

The first half was close with longest lead being six by Stanford. The Cardinal went on a 16-6 run at the start of the second half to take its first big lead of the contest. After pushing the lead out to as many as 16, the Bears began to fight back and eventually cut the deficit to nine before Stanford took a stranglehold on the game for good.