No. 8 Purdue Defeats No. 14 Women's Basketball, 90-60

Dec. 19, 2000

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior All-American Katie Douglas had 20 points and 10 assists to lead the eighth-ranked Boilermakers (9-3) to a 90-60 victory over 14th-ranked Stanford (5-3) on Tuesday night at Mackey Arena.

'Purdue played extremely well tonight,' Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer said. 'It was a combination of a lot of things for us tonight. We've played a lot better, and didn't do the things we are capable of doing. We looked a little tired out there.'

The Cardinal, which fell to 0-3 away from The Farm this season, return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 20th-ranked Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m. (Central).

The Boilermakers pulled away in the opening moments of the second half, taking advantage of three consecutive Cardinal turnovers, to score six unanswered points in the first 73 seconds for a 49-36 advantage. Stanford, which was outscored 47-24 in the second half, would get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

'Our defense let down and allowed them to do some things they like to do,' VanDerveer said. 'Our offense came out early and hit some 3-pointers, but we were never able to establish an inside game.'

Purdue broke the game wide open with a 17-4 run midway through the second half that pushed the lead to 25 at 78-53 with 7:08 play. The Boilermakers dominated the second half by shooting 16-of-28 (57.1 percent) � 32-of-59 (54.2 percent) for the game � and out-rebounding the Cardinal 21-12 in the final 20 minutes. The margin of defeat was Stanford's largest since a 98-62 loss at Tennessee two years ago today (12/19/98).

Stanford was led by freshman Nicole Powell's 21 points and seven rebounds. Junior Bethany Donaphin added nine points and five boards, while Susan King had eight points and six assists and Lindsey Yamasaki eight points. Purdue, which was also 8-of-15 (53.3 percent) from 3-point range, had six players in double figures, including 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench from Shalicia Hurns.

Purdue took a 41-34 advantage at the half, despite the hot shooting of Powell. The Cardinal freshman had 17 of the Cardinal's 34 points in the opening half on 6-of-11 shooting, including a perfect 3-of-3 performance from behind the arc.

The Cardinal jumped out to a 16-9 lead in the opening seven minutes, thanks mainly to a pair of treys from Powell and another from fellow King. The hosts, however, went to full court pressure that held Stanford to just two points over the next five minutes. The Boilermakers, who shot 51.6 (16-of-31) in the first half, took advantage with a 17-2 run for a 27-18 advantage. The Cardinal cut the lead to three (37-34), thanks to seven points from Powell in a two-and-a-half minute stretch, before the hosts wrapped up the half with a pair of unanswered baskets.

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