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Mar. 8, 1997

Arizona Pounds Cal 87-64

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Freshman point guard Lisa Griffith tied a career-high with 25 points in leading Arizona (22-7, 12-6 Pac-10) to an 87-64 Pacific-10 conference victory over California (6-21, 2-16) in front of 1,447 at McKale Center on Saturday.

Arizona took control early by opening the game with a 20-5 run over the first ten minutes and California never got within single digits after that.

"This is definitely a big way to end the season on a positive note," said Arizona head coach Joan Bonvicini. "Lisa (Griffith) is going to be a great player. She has moments like today when she can really lights it up."

Griffith tied her season-high with seven treys and smashed the Pac-10 record for single-season three-pointers made. Breaking a record which was set by former Wildcat Brenda Pantoja in 1996, Griffith now has 85 treys for the year.

Arizona has tied the school record for season victories (22) and has set a new mark for fewest regular season losses (7). California, which for the first time in school history failed to win a road game, closes its year with a 13-game losing skid, the longest in the history of the program.

The Wildcats will find out Sunday evening whether or not they earn their first-ever NCAA bid.

Cal Coach Marianne Stanley Quotes

"We came in with our agenda. We struggled all year to get wins. We did a good job on Adia Barnes, but unfortunately Lisa Griffith went wild on threes."

"Barnes is an excellent player, who can do damage, but it was the perimeter players that hurt us the most."

"It's been frustrating. We made some progress we have a recruiting class coming in. We will be be a much improved team a year from now."

(On Arizona): "I think they have had a good year, they have talent to get into the tournament. They have to play consistently for forty minutes. They have as good a four person as there is in Adia Barnes. I think that they should be in the tournament. I hope that they do well."

OFFICIAL BASKETBALL BOX SCORE -- G A M E   T O T A L S                          
California vs ARIZONA                                                           
3/8/97 2 pm at McKale Center, Tucson, AZ                                        
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VISITORS: California (6-21,2-16)                                                
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS                         
No.     N A M E           FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
32 CZEPIEC, Patrycja    f  6 18   2  6   0  0   2  5  7   3  14   3  4  0  0  33
40 KENNON, Kobie        f  2  4   0  0   3  4   1  3  4   4   7   0  3  1  0  21
50 LEANDER, Jennie      c  9 13   0  0   3  8   2  1  3   3  21   0  3  0  2  38
03 RIZZO, Liz           g  1  5   1  5   0  0   1  1  2   0   3   6  4  1  2  27
23 SMITH, Sherrise      g  2  3   1  1   0  1   2  1  3   4   5   5  5  0  1  35
04 TAMONY, Lexy            0  1   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  0   1
12 SCOTTY, Mary            0  0   0  0   1  2   1  0  1   0   1   0  1  0  0   5
21 McDANIEL, Geneva        2  3   0  0   0  0   0  3  3   1   4   0  0  0  0   7
22 FOLSOM, Marie           1  2   0  0   0  0   0  4  4   2   2   3  3  0  1  15
24 CHURCHILL, Jamilla      2  3   0  0   3  5   1  2  3   2   7   0  0  1  1  10
31 SNIJDER, Elke           0  0   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   0   0   0  0  0  0   4
44 DMITRIEVA, Tatiana      0  3   0  0   0  0   0  1  1   2   0   0  1  0  0   4
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   1  3  4                         
TOTALS                    25 55   4 12  10 20  11 25 36  21  64  17 24  3  7 200
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-24  .500   2nd Half: 13-31  .419   Game:  .455   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  1- 5  .200   2nd Half:  3- 7  .429   Game:  .333   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half:  6-12  .500   2nd Half:  4- 8  .500   Game:  .500      4    
                                                                                
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HOME TEAM: ARIZONA (22-7,12-6)                                                  
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS                         
No.     N A M E           FG FGA FG FGA FT FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP   A TO BLK S MIN
22 CRANK, Monika        f  0  4   0  2   0  0   0  1  1   1   0   0  0  0  0   8
30 BARNES, Adia         f  6  8   0  0   3  6   1  3  4   4  15   0  3  0  1  23
53 BARRINGTON, Jacque   c  1  4   0  0   0  0   0  3  3   5   2   2  2  0  0  12
03 GRIFFITH, Lisa       g  7 12   7 11   4  4   0  2  2   1  25   5  2  2  0  33
32 MINTER, DeAngela     g  3  4   0  0   3  3   0  3  3   2   9   6  1  0  0  32
00 HAMBRICK, Shontey       0  0   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   1   0   0  0  0  0   3
23 WILLIS, Felecity        6 11   0  3   1  3   0  4  4   1  13   3  4  0  2  27
31 PHOENIX, Amber          0  1   0  0   0  0   0  0  0   0   0   0  0  0  1   1
33 WALKER, Cha-Ron         3  4   0  0   2  4   1  3  4   0   8   0  1  0  0  12
34 GIORDANO, Mikko         2  3   0  1   0  0   1  2  3   2   4   2  1  0  1  15
35 IMARA, Fatima           0  0   0  0   1  2   0  0  0   0   1   0  0  0  0   3
42 ALEXANDER, Marte        3  6   0  0   4  6   3  3  6   3  10   0  3  1  2  31
TEAM REBOUNDS................................   1  1  2                         
TOTALS                    31 57   7 17  18 28   7 25 32  20  87  18 17  3  7 200
                                                                                
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-30  .500   2nd Half: 16-27  .593   Game:  .544   DEADBALL
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  4-10  .400   2nd Half:  3- 7  .429   Game:  .412   REBOUNDS
F Throw % 1st Half: 10-17  .588   2nd Half:  8-11  .727   Game:  .643      4    
                                                                                
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OFFICIALS:   Kim Balque, Peggy Frantz, Joanie Harper                            
TECHNICAL FOULS:                                                                
California          -  none                                                     
ARIZONA             -  none                                                     
ATTENDANCE:  1447                                                               
SCORE BY PERIODS:        1st  2nd  OT1  OT2  OT3  OT4   TOTAL                   
California                31   33                          64                   
ARIZONA                   44   43                          87                   
COMMENTS: Arizona ties school record for wins                                   
          Griffith ties career 25 pts                                           


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