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No. 11 California defeats Georgetown 72-56

Saturday - 11/24/2012, 9:57pm  ET

BERKELEY, Calif. - Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points and Gennifer Brandon added 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 11 California to a 72-56 victory against Georgetown for the Cal Classic title on Saturday.

Talia Caldwell had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Golden Bears (5-0), who shot 50 percent (27 of 54) from the floor en route to winning their own tournament for the eighth time in the last 10 years.

Sugar Rodgers scored 20 points and Andrea White 15 for the Hoyas (4-2).

Clarendon, the tournament MVP, and Eliza Pierre hit 3-pointers to spark a 15-4 run over a 4:32 second-half stretch that gave the Golden Bears a 53-41 lead with 11:26 remaining. Georgetown got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Pierre had 10 points.


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