Cal holds off Utah

By The Sports Network
January 5, 2013 - 12:03am

Salt Lake City, UT (Sports Network) - Layshia Clarendon scored 18 points and Afure Jemerigbe added 13 as seventh-ranked California held off Utah, 55-50, in the Pac-12 opener for both teams Friday night.

The Golden Bears (11-1, 1-0 Pac-12), who are in the midst of their best start in program history, logged their 600th all-time win. Brittany Boyd scored 11 for California, which shot just 6-of-21 from the field in the second half.

California has a rough schedule in the upcoming days. The Golden Bears play at No. 20 Colorado on Sunday before hosting current No. 4 Stanford on Tuesday.

Michelle Plouffe scored 16 points for Utah (9-3, 0-1), which also r