Junior forward Richard Solomon scored a career-high 18 points to go with nine rebounds and the Bears (8-3) routed Prairie View A&M 85-53 at Haas Pavilion.
Solomon’s former Price HS-Los Angeles teammate Allen Crabbe led the Bears with 23 points, also contributing seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. It was the sixth 20-point game of the season for the junior guard.
Crabbe, 10 for 36 from the field in his previous two games, hit 8 of 11 against the Panthers (5-7) of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
Point guard Justin Cobbs added 14 points, five rebounds and three steals.
Freshman guard Tyrone Wallace got some second-half time at the point and responded with five assists. But he shot just 1 for 7 and is 7 for 27 in three games since becoming a starter.
Jeff Powers came off the bench to score his first nine points of the season. Sophomore Ricky Kreklow, who has been in and out of the lineup with a foot problem, was held out of the game.
Jourdan DeMuynck, a Castro Valley HS product, led Prairie View with 11 points.
Cal closes its nonconferene schedule next Saturday at home against Harvard.