The 13th-ranked Cal women opened their season Friday night with an 80-48 win over visiting Lehigh. Junior Gennifer Brandon, battling a minor illness, had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears.
Cal held Lehigh scoreless for the game’s opening 6 minutes, forging a 14-0 lead in front of 3,528 fans at Haas Pavilion.
Guards Brittany Boyd and Layshia Clarendon added 16 and 14 points, respectively.
The Bears play next on Thursday at home against Saint Mary’s College. The game, originally scheduled for an 11 a.m. tipoff, has been changed to 7 p.m.