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December 9, 1996

Czepiec's 19 Points Keeps Bears Unbeaten At Home With 62-52 Win

BERKELEY, CA -- The California Golden Bears (3-3) remained undefeated in Harmon Gym as they pulled out a tough win over the Fresno State Bulldogs (4-2), 62-52.

California held a 26-25 lead at the half, but it was a back-and-forth battle in the second half until the Bears took control of the game for good with a 7-0 run, putting them on up by eight (42-34) with 11:25 left in the game.

"The fact that we played hard late in the game was critical," California head coach Marianne Stanley said. "We managed the clock, we stretched the lead when we needed to, and we took care of the ball."

For the fourth-straight game, senior forward Patycja Czepiec led the Bears in scoring with 19 points. Freshman Paige Bowie scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed five rebounds.

It was a record-breaking night for several Cal players with freshman Geneva McDaniel reaching career-high marks of 10 rebounds, eight points and four steals while point guard Sherisse Smith added a career-high five assists.

Fresno State was led by Jance Young with 20 points and 15 rebounds.

The Bears next opponent is Tennessee Tech in the Oakland Tribune Classic, Dec. 20-21 at Harmon Gym.

CALIFORNIA 62, FRESNO STATE 52

Fresno State -- Krueger 2-8 1-2 6, Young 7-15 6-12 20, Brown 4-11 0-0 9, Anderson 1-3 0-0 2, Farias 2-4 0-0 6, Law 2-7 1-2 5, Louis 1-1 0-0 2, Paukert 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Lewis 1-1 0-0 2

California -- Czepiec 7-10 2-2 19, Leander 2-5 4-5 8, Rizzo 2-12 1-2 7, Smith 1-4 1-2 3, Bowie 7-13 3-4 17, Snijder 0-0 0-0 0, Scotty 0-2 0-0 0, Kennon 0-1 0-0 0, McDaniel 4-5 0-0 8. Totals 29-70 9-14 70.

Halftime score: California 26, Fresno St. 25. Three points field goals: Cal 5-14 (Czepiec 3), Fresno St. 4-13 (Farias 2). Rebounds: Cal 33 (McDaniel 10), Fresno St. 34 (Young 15). Assists: Cal 9 (Smith 5), Fresno St. 15 (Anderson 6). Turnovers: Cal 27, Fresno St. 29. Fouls: Cal 17, Fresno St. 14. Fouled out: None. Attendance: 432.


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