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Sunday, Mar 03 2013 11:25 AM

Bakersfield High grad Tyrone Wallace abuses rim for Cal

BY ZACH EWING Californian staff writer zewing@bakersfield.com

Independence boys basketball team was the local basketball story of the day Saturday, with its 11-0 run to end a dramatic 62-60 over Mission Oak in the Division III Central Section championship in Fresno.

But a couple of hours to the west, an old Bakersfield prep star was doing his thing and landing on ESPN. Bakersfield High grad Tyrone Wallace, a freshman for Cal, has seemingly gotten better and better and done more and more for the Golden Bears this year. That culminated yesterday as Cal beat Colorado 62-46 behind Wallace's 16 points and 11 rebounds. The win clinched Cal a bye in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament, which begins a week from Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Oh — and Wallace did this:

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