Courtney Perry recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds to help Menlo College down host UC Merced 62-53 in a nonconference women's basketball contest Tuesday night.
Anya Gamez added 17 points for the Oaks (4-2), who ended a brief two-game slide. Kiara Brown added nine rebounds.
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Gamez hit a 3-pointer with two seconds left in the second quarter, giving Menlo a 32-30 edge into halftime.
The Bobcats (4-5) tied at 36 but Perry responded with a short jumper and the Oaks maintained the lead the rest of the way.
Gamez scored Menlo's first eight points and recorded 10 in the first quarter.
Ross Williams scored a career-high 22 points to lead Menlo but his effort was overshadowed when host UC Merced turned an offensive rebound into the game-winning shot at the buzzer for a 72-70 nonconference victory Tuesday night.
N'Jai LeBlanc scored 15 and John Paine added 13 for the Oaks (4-2), who are off until opening GSAC play on Thursday, December 5 at Life Pacific. Cory Le'aupepe had 10 rebounds.
The Bobcats (6-2) were up 68-60 with four minutes remaining to play. Williams hit a pair of jumpers and sank two free throws and Paine scored as the Oaks went on an 8-2 run. LeBlanc hit two free throws to tie the score with 13 seconds left.