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November 30, 1996

CAL Defeats Boise State, 71-66, In Home Opener

BERKELEY, CA -- The California Golden Bears (1-2) picked up their first win of the season Saturday afternoon in Harmon Gym, defeating the Boise State Broncos, 71-66.

The Bears struggled to keep up with the Broncos in the first half, and despite a strong performance of three point shooting by Boise State, (6-15, 40%), the Bears managed to stay within three, 33-30.

But the Bears came from behind with the help of Patrycja Czepiec who scored a season high 21 points and ten rebounds, 20 of her points coming in the second half.

California found their groove in the second half shooting 54.8% from the field, and 50% from behind the three-point line.

With 9:44 left to play in the game, the Bears went on a 14-2 run, putting them on top of the Broncos, 66-56, and sealing the victory.

Sophomore Jennie Leander had another big game today adding 17 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.

The Bears next opponents are the USF Dons, December 4, at San Francisco.

California 71, Boise State 66

Boise State -- Fortenberry 4 0-0 10, Freeman 1 0-0 2, Hodges 3 1-2 7, Lewis 4 0-0 11, 1 0-0 3, Rainis 3 0-0 6, Gray 4 2-7 11, Umthun 5 4-4 16, Durieux 0 0-0 0, Totals 25 7-13 66.

California -- Bowie 3 1-2 8, Czepiec 8 3-5 21, Leander 8 1-6 17, Rizzo 3 0-0 7, Smith 1 0-0 2, McDaniel 4 0-0 8, Scotty 1 0-0 2, Snijer 2 0-0 6, Kennonn 0 0-0 0, Tamony 0 0-0 0, Totals 30 5-13 71.

Halftime score: Boise State, 33-30. Three point field goals: Boise State 9 (Lewis 3, Fortenberry 2, Umthun 2, Sumlin, Gray), California 6 (Czepiec 2, Snijder 2, Bowie, Rizzo). Rebounds: Boise State 34 (Rainis 9), California 45 (Czepiec 10). Assists: Boise State 15 (Lewis 5), California 18 (Bowie 4, Smith 4). Other: Boise State (Rainis 3 steals), California (McDaniel 2 blocks). Total fouls: Boise State 15, California 14. Fouled out: Hodges (BSU).


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