BOULDER, Colo. (AP)Aaronette Vonleh scored 25 points shooting 11 for 14 and No. 21 Colorado closed the Pac-12 regular season by beating Cal 95-69 on Saturday to end a two-game losing streak.
Frida Formann scored 19 points, Jaylyn Sherrod 16 and Quay Miller grabbed 11 rebounds for Colorado, which won both games against the Bears this season.
Jayda Curry scored 23 points for Cal and made all 11 of her foul shots. The sophomore made her first and only 3-pointer of the game with 57 seconds left to keep her streak of games with a 3-point make alive at 51. She finished 1 for 4.
Vonleh jumpstarted Colorado (22-7, 13-5), making her first three shot attempts for a 6-2 lead and the Buffaloes never trailed. Colorado used the third quarter to pull away, outscoring the Bears 25-13 after leading 43-37 at intermission. Jada Wynn’s 3-pointer to start the fourth gave Colorado its first 20-point lead of the game.
Cal (13-16, 4-14) heads to the conference tournament in Las Vegas as the No. 10 seed and will play its first-round contest against the seventh seed Wednesday night. Cal ended the regular season losing four of five with all five opponents ranked.
Colorado heads to the conference tournament as the third seed and will play in a quarterfinal Thursday night against the winner of the No. 6 and No. 11-seed matchup who face each other Wednesday night.
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