Feb. 26, 2000
BERKELEY, Calif. - Kenya Corley tallied ten of her 11 points in the second half to lead California to a 65-59 victory over Washington State in Pac-10 women's basketball, Saturday.
Shavaki Jackson added 16 points and 11 rebounds, both game-high to help the Golden Bears improve to 9-15, 4-10 Pac-10.
WSU was led by junior Yvonne Volkman's (Richland, Wash.) 15 points. Freshman Jessica Ottmar (Silverdale, Wash.) added eight points off the bench for the Cougars (4-21, 1-14 Pac-10) which lost for the eight straight game and 14th consecutive time on the road in conference.
The outcome may have been different if not for poor free throw shooting on the part of the Cougars. In the final 8:02 of the game, WSU connected on only 1-of-7 free throws and missed the front end of three one-and-one opportunities.
"We shot very poorly (from the foul line)," WSU head coach Jenny Przekwas said. "We missed three front ends. I think you have to be focused and when you are off, and I think we were tonight, you miss shots."
For the game, the Cougars, which entered the game as the Pac-10's best free throw shooting team, shot just 13-for-23 (.565) from the line.
The Cougars return home to host Washington, Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m.