College BB: Cal Outlasts Oregon State, Wins 69-59

Sam SugarmanCorrespondent IJanuary 13, 2008

Ryan Anderson had 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead California to a 69-59 win over Oregon State Saturday at Gill Coliseum.  The Bears continue to dominate the Beavers as they are now 11-1 against Oregon State in Corvallis under their coach Ben Braun.

 Jerome Randle and Patrick Christopher each added 11 points for California (11-4, 2-2 Pac-10).

Marcel Jones led the Beavers with 12 points followed by Seth Tarver with 11 for Oregon State (6-10,0-4) who are winless in conference play. The Beavers have dropped six in a row.

The Golden Bears jumped out to a 14-4 advantage early against Oregon State.

But the Beavers went on a 13-2 run to wrestle the lead away. Josh Tarver extended the lead with a three-pointer and Seth Tarver finished a fast break with a jam that gave the Beavers a 22-16 lead and forced the Bears to burn a time out.

Cal quickly caught up and didn't look back. In a span of 1:58, Anderson knocked down two three-pointers, Eric Vierneisel hit a trey and two free-throws, and Christopher and Randle made jumpers.

When the 15-0 run was over Cal led 31-22 and was up 36-26 at the half.

Anderson, a 6'10" sophomore forward, entered the game as the conference-leading scorer and fifth-leading rebounder at 20.9 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. He had 22 points and seven rebounds in the Bears' 79-70 loss at Oregon Thursday.

DeVon Hardin had eight points and seven rebounds for the Bears.

Cal led by as many as 18 in the second half, although Tarver got the Beavers within 63-53 with a jumper at 4:02.

C.J. Giles scored to get the Beavers within eight with 1:04 left.

Josh Tarver and Giles finished with nine points a piece for the Beavers; Tarver also had five steals.

Oregon State has shot poorly in their four conference games and lost them all. They came into the game shooting 34.9 percent in Pac-10 play and finished shooting just 32.9 percent from the field against the Bears.

Giles and Tarver were both 4-of-13 from the field. Jones was 5-of-17 and Omari Johnson, who had seven points and six rebounds, was 3-for-10.