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December 7, 1996

Cal Bears Defeat Long Beach State, 70-53

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Led by the season-high 25 points of senior forward Patrycja Czepiec, the California Golden Bears posted a 70-53 victory over visiting Long Beach State at Harmon Gym Saturday. Cal improved to 2-3 overall with its second home victory of the season, while Long Beach State fell to 1-4.

Sophomore center Jennie Leander tallied her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears, while senior guard Liz Rizzo added 14 points, seven assists and a career-high seven steals.

For Long Beach State, Adara Newidouski scored a team-high 16 points and Ember Brown added 12 points.

Cal broke the game open midway through the first half, using a 11-2 run after the game was tied, 18-18, with 8:58 left in the first half. In that run, which last just over five minutes, the 49ers committed eight turnovers, en route to a total of 36 turnovers for the game.

Long Beach State rallied back to within four points, 49-45, with 9:00 remaining, but Cal ran off a 12-1 run over the next five minutes to take a commanding 61-46 advantage.

Cal is back in action Monday, Dec. 9 at Harmon Gym against Fresno State.

CALIFORNIA 70, LONG BEACH STATE 53

California -- Czepiec 10-15 5-6 25, Leander 4-11 2-4 10, Rizzo 6-15 0-0 14, Smith 0-6 0-1 0, Bowie 3-9 2-2 8, Tameny 0-1 0-0 0, Snijder 4-7 0-0 8, Scotty 1-2 0-1 3, Churchill 0-2 0-0 0, Kennon 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-70 9-14 70.

Long Beach State -- Matthews 1-3 0-0 2, Newidouski 5-10 3-4 16, Cantley 0-8 0-1 0, Metoyer 3-5 0-1 6, Periolat 0-3 4-6 4, Wade 2-9 3-3 7, Petty 3-4 0-0 6, Brown 5-10 1-1 12, Legaux 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 11-16 53

Halftime score: California 33, Long Beach 27. Three points field goals: Cal 3-18 (Rizzo 2), Long Beach 4-9 (Newidouski 3). Rebounds: Cal 38 (Leander 10), Long Beach 43 (Wade 7). Assists: Cal 20 (Rizzo 7), Long Beach 12 (Periolat 4). Turnovers: Cal 21, Long Beach 36. Fouls: Cal 14, Long Beach 17. Fouled out: Matthews (Long Beach). Attendance: 543.


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