BERKELEY, Calif. — Haas Pavilion is not Sabrina Ionescu’s house.
It just feels and sounds like it when the Ducks are in town.
The reigning Pac-12 player of the year put on another dazzling homecoming performance to lead No. 3 Oregon to a 105-82 victory over California here on Friday night.
Ionescu, who grew up in nearby Walnut Creek, Calif., scored 27 points on 10-for-15 shooting to give her personal cheering section something to shout about.
“Especially with all my family, friends, my high school teachers that came, it’s definitely a home environment,” said Ionescu, who made a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat the Bears two years ago in her only previous appearance with the Ducks at Haas Pavilion. “But Matthew Knight Arena is home. This isn’t home. “
Satou Sabally was 6-for-8 on 3-pointers and finished with 31 points and nine rebounds, Maite Cazorla had 17 points and nine assists and Erin Boley added 11 points as Oregon extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 15.
The Ducks (22-1, 11-0) shot 60.3 percent from the field, 60.9 percent from 3-point distance and 88.2 percent from the free-throw line.
“We’re a very unselfish team and we play off each other. So if one gets hot, then they all start getting hot,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said after his team eclipsed the 100-point mark for the sixth time this season. “I think it kind of snowballed in that second half. We played about as well as we can play offensively.”
Cal superstar Kristine Anigwe finished with 23 points and 18 rebounds, and Recee Caldwell added 22 points but the talented Bears (14-8, 5-6) didn’t have nearly enough firepower to keep up with Oregon.
Ionescu buried a corner 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter and then hit a left-handed floater in the lane to make the score 85-64 with 6:31 remaining.
After a 3-pointer by Caldwell got Cal within two possessions early in the third quarter, Oregon answered with an 8-0 run capped with a layup by Boley to make the score 63-49.
The Ducks went 6-for-9 behind the arc in the third quarter, including a 3-pointer by Ionescu with three seconds left, to surge ahead 71-54.
“We’ve been in this position many times. This wasn’t anything new,” Ionescu said. “We knew they were going to go on a run and they were going to hit big-time shots, but we have to be able to adjust.”
Oregon led 12-0 after back-to-back 3-pointers by Sabally and Ionescu.
Anigwe scored Cal’s first point, a free throw 3 minutes, 22 seconds into the game, which made her the all-time leading scorer in program history.
The Bears honored the junior forward with a video tribute while trailing 14-1 after a steal and layup by Ionescu.
“I think it was very important of us to just come out and execute from the start,” Ionescu said. “We knew they were going to have their run and they were going to come back. We just had to weather that and continue to build.”
Caldwell made two 3-pointers late in the shot clock to cut the Bears’ deficit to seven points before a buzzer-beater by Oti Gildon gave Oregon a 26-17 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Ionescu had 13 points on 5-for-5 shooting through 10 minutes. Ruthy Hebard picked up her second foul trying to defend Anigwe with 5:19 remaining in the first quarter and watched the rest of the half on the bench.
“That really hurt. It changes who we are when we don’t have that low-post threat,” Graves said. “They can dig their heels in a little bit deeper and play with a little more confidence. And they did.”
A 3-pointer by Kianna Smith capped a 29-14 run and gave the Bears their first lead, 32-30, with 5:12 remaining in the second quarter.
Sabally answered with a three-point play on the other end to start a 12-2 run for the visitors.
“Obviously it’s nice when it clicks,” Sabally said after finishing 10-for-15 from the field.
Oregon led 44-36 at halftime. Ionescu had 17 points at the break.
“I thought the last couple moments of the first half were huge,” Graves said. “We regained the momentum and we knew we were going to have Ruthy back.”
The Ducks play No. 11 Stanford on Sunday at Maples Pavilion, where they haven’t won in over three decades. The Cardinal (19-3, 9-2) dismantled No. 7 Oregon State 61-44 on Friday.