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California beats Georgia to advance to CBE Classic title game

Nov 22, 2011 - 6:08 AM Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) - Harper Kamp netted 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting, leading the 20th-ranked California Golden Bears over Georgia, 70-46, in a lopsided CBE Classic semifinal.

Jorge Gutierrez chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, while Justin Cobbs added 10 points for California (4-0), which will square off against Missouri in Tuesday's championship.

The Bulldogs (3-1), who were led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope's 10 points, were actually winning, 25-22, following a seven-point run late in the first half, but went scoreless in the final five minutes before the break.

Cal's subsequent 14-0 run was highlighted by Kamp's three-point play, and Cobbs' bucket in the closing seconds resulted in a 36-25 cushion.

Donte Williams threw down a dunk to end Georgia's drought 1 1/2 minutes into the second half, then hit a jumper the next time down.

But again the Bulldogs hit a dry spell that lasted over seven minutes, leading to another 14-point flurry. Gutierrez's layup capped the surge for a 53-29 advantage with 11 1/2 minutes on the clock, and the Bears cruised from there.

Game Notes

Cal shot 50 percent from the field and held Georgia to 33-percent shooting...Allen Crabbe, who came in averaging a team-high 16.7 points, donated nine points and six rebounds for the Bears, who won the rebounding battle, 36-31.