No. 13 Cal women get past Saint Mary’s in overtime
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Kristine Anigwe had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Recee Caldwell scored 20 points including two free throws with 27 seconds left in overtime and No. 13 California edged Saint Mary’s 81-78 on Saturday.
Caldwell’s free throws made it 80-76 before Emily Codding’s basket cut the margin to two. Asha Thomas made the first of two free throws with 18 seconds remaining and Gaels raced down the court but couldn’t find a good look at a 3-pointer before Claire Ferguson’s last-second attempt missed.
The Gaels (5-3) built a 15-point lead in the third quarter and led from there until Anigwe’s layup off a slick pass from Thomas with two seconds left in regulation tied the game. Kianna Smith hit a 3-pointer for the first overtime points and the Bears (8-0) remained ahead.
Smith finished with 12 points, Thomas 11 and CJ West got her first career double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds. Anigwe has double-doubles in all eight of Cal’s games.
Codding scored a career high 26 points with four 3-pointers, Sydney Radio added 13 points and 17 rebounds for her second double-double this season, and Megan McKay had 12 points for the Gaels (5-3).