BERKELEY, Calif. — Kristine Anigwe scored 26 points on 11-of-14 shooting, and No. 25 California turned back San Diego 89-64 on Thursday night for Lindsey Gottlieb’s 200th career win.
The Golden Bears (6-2), who have won three straight, shot 69.1 percent (38 of 55), just shy of the school record of 69.3, but didn’t put the Toreros away until going 12 of 16 in the fourth quarter.
Asha Thomas and Penina Davison added 13 apiece for Cal. Gottlieb’s career record is 200-106, 144-67 in her seven seasons at Cal after three years at UC Santa Barbara.
Anigwe had 16 points in the first half on 7-of-9 shooting and the Golden Bears shot 68 percent (17 of 25) but they couldn’t shake the Toreros. San Diego, despite shooting 40 percent, only trailed 41-31 at halftime, having forced Cal into 10 turnovers.
Sydney Williams scored 18 points for San Diego (5-3), which has lost three straight since Cindy Fisher won her 300th career game.
It was only the second time the teams met, the first being a 77-60 win for Cal in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament.