Layshia Clarendon came to California as a soft-spoken, unheralded prospect in 2009. She leaves as one of the most successful players in the program's history, leading the Golden Bears to their first Final Four this season.
Alexis Gray-Lawson scored 15 of her 19 points during a decisive run early in the second half and California beat sloppy Saint Mary's 85-44 on Monday night in its first game in 16 days and final tuneup before the start of Pac-10 play this weekend.
Ashley Walker scored six of her 17 points during a 12-0 run to start the second half and California (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 9 AP) beat San Jose State 76-40 in the Basketball By The Bay Classic on Friday night.
Rachel Rentschler scored 16 of her 24 points in the first half and also grabbed 10 rebounds, and Texas Christian handed third-ranked California its first loss of the season with a hard-fought 82-73 victory.