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No. 18 Cal women endure UCLA 77-72

  • California's Reshanda Gray, center, is congratulated after scoring against Washington by Brittany Boyd, left, and Gennifer Brandon in the second half of an NCAA women's basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Seattle. Cal won 70-65. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

LOS ANGELES — Brittany Boyd stole the ball with 4 seconds left and made two free throws to seal No. 18 California's 77-72 win and season sweep of UCLA on Friday night.

Boyd aggravated an ankle injury in the final minutes but played through and finished with 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Cal (18-7, 10-4 Pac-12) trailed 72-71 when Afure Jemerigbe made two free throws to give the Golden Bears the lead for good with 1:48 left. She made two more to put Cal up 75-72 with 14.8 seconds left.

Jemerigbe led Cal with 15 points, Reshanda Gray had 13 points and 15 rebounds, and Gennifer Brandon had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Nirra Fields led UCLA (12-14, 6-8) with 30 points in a game with 16 lead changes. Atonye Nyingifa added 22 points and Thea Lemberger 17. Fields. Those three accounted for 69 of the Bruins' 72 points.

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