Jan. 29, 2000
SEATTLE - Shavaki Jackson scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds as California ended a nine-game losing streak and won its first Pac-10 game of the season with a 72-59 victory over Washington on Saturday.
The Bears had lost their first six conference games of the season, the worst start in school history.
Lauren Ashbaugh tied a career high with 18 points and Courtney Johnson scored 11 points and tied a career high with eight steals for California (6-11, 1-6 Pac-10).
Leading by seven at halftime, the Bears relied on Jackson's rebounding and post offense to slowly pull away. Jackson's five-foot leaner with 7:36 remaining gave California its biggest lead at 59-45.
Washington pulled to within eight points three times, the final time on Julia Gray's 15-foot jumper with 2:20 remaining, but got no closer.
The Bears tied a school record with 64 rebounds, including 31 offensive rebounds, to just 38 boards for the Huskies. Jackson's 23 rebounds tied for third-most in school history and Ashbaugh added 10 boards.
Ashbaugh scored five points as California jumped out to a quick 13-3 lead.
The Huskies took their only lead of the first half on Gray's layup with 8:15 left in the half, which capped a 14-3 Washington run.
The game was tied for the final time at 22-22 before the Bears closed out the final 3:20 of the first half with a 13-6 streak to take a 35-28 halftime lead.