Huskies-Golden Bears: Cal's Home Season Ends In Disappointment

Sam SugarmanCorrespondent IMarch 4, 2008

Fellow reserves Quincy Pondexter and Justin Dentmon each tallied 12 points for the victorious Huskies (16-14, 7-10 Pac-10), snapping a mild two-game skid.

Ryan Appleby drilled four three-pointers en route to 16 points, and Jon Brockman rounded out the double-digit scorers with 10 points.

Cal (15-12, 6-10) dropped its third straight affair despite four Bears depositing double digit points.

DeVon Hardin recorded a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds, while Eric Vierneisel hit all five of his three-point tries to lead the team with 20 points.

Ryan Anderson added 19 points and eight rebounds, while Jerome Randle finished with 12 points and four assists.

Both teams came out gunning in the first half, with the Huskies shooting 54.1 percent from the field and the Bears not far behind at 53.6 percent. Washington had six three-pointers and led 49-44 at intermission.

Washington maintained its stroke from the floor, but its 9-for-16 effort from the foul line allowed California to get within striking distance.

Fortunately for the Huskies, their defense got the stops when they needed them down the stretch to escape with the three-point win.

Ball control was key to Washington's victory, as the squad committed only six turnovers while dishing out 19 assists.