PULLMAN, Wash. — Cal senior Kristine Anigwe scored 32 points and grabbed 30 rebounds — the first 30-30 game in a Division I women’s game since December 2002 — as the Bears beat Washington State 80-58 on Sunday.
In tying the Pac-12’s rebound record for a game, Anigwe collected eight more boards than the entire WSU team. In her 30th consecutive double-double, she finished the regular season topping 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game five times. She also broke Cal’s career rebounds record, her total of 1,223 being four more the previous mark set by Gennifer Brandon.
“Well, what do you say? I’ve not seen a player that can get a 30-30 day and (Anigwe) just creates a lot of problems,” Washington State head coach Kamie Ethridge said. “It’s not just her. Because she’s so good, you have to (double-team her) and they’ve just got really timely 3-point shooters and people who can space the floor and make you pay when you do double and are late on closeouts.”
Deborah Temple of Delta State set the Division I record of 40 rebounds in a game against UAB on Feb. 14, 1983.
Only six players in women’s Division I history have topped Anigwe’s 30-rebound performance. Anigwe joined five others with 30 rebounds.
Cal (18-11, 9-9 Pac-12) used a 15-2 run to break a 10-10 tie, led 25-12 after the first quarter and was not challenged the rest of the way.
Borislava Hristova led the Cougars (9-20, 4-14) with 21 points.
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