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Bears bounce back to beat Washington

The Associated Press
Friday February 23, 2001


Sean Lampley scored 29 points and had 17 rebounds as California easily handled Washington 82-66 Thursday night. 

The Bears were coming off of a 32-point loss to Stanford. 

Solomon Hughes added 12 points and six rebounds for the Bears (18-7, 9-4), who completed a season sweep of the Huskies. 

C.J. Massingale scored 13 points to pace Washington (9-17, 3-11), which extended its losing streak to five. The Huskies have dropped eight of their last nine games and 13 of their last 15. 

Lampley, the leading scorer this season in the Pac-10, posted his seventh double-double of the season and the 28th of his career. The senior forward connected on all eight of his shots from the floor and left to a standing ovation with just over four minutes left in the game. 

Lampley and Solomon Hughes were a combined 10-for-10 from the floor in the first half and teamed for 31 points as the Bears jumped out to a double-digit lead early and never trailed. Lampley connected on his first six field goal attempts and had 21 points in the first half, including a 3-pointer at the buzzer that gave California a 47-29 lead. 

Lampley’s 3-pointer also moved him past former Phoenix Suns guard Kevin Johnson into second place on the Bears’ all-time scoring list. With 1,664 points Lampley trails only Lamond Murray, who scored 1,688 from 1992-94. 

Washington made just three of its first 14 shots from the field (21.4 percent), while California sank nine of its first 15 (60 percent) and benefited from 14 Husky turnovers. 

Joe Shipp scored 12 points and Brian Wethers had 10 for California, which led by as many as 28 points in the second half. 

Curtis Allen and Michael Johnson added 10 points each for Washington.