Cardinal Back On Winning Track
Feb. 22, 2001
PULLMAN, Wash. - Stanford's Nicole Powell recorded a triple-double and Lindsey Yamasaki scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Cardinal to an 87-78 win over the Washington State Cougars Thursday night at Friel Court.
Stanford improved to 15-8 overall and 9-4 in the Pac-10. Washington State dropped to 10-14 overall and 5-9 in the conference.
Powell tallied 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to record Stanford's first triple-double since 1987. Powell and Yamasaki's efforts spoiled a career-high 24-point performance from the Cougars' Katie Nyseth. In amassing her total, Nyseth hit on a career-high six three-point field goals, all in the second half.
With both teams tied early at 8-8, Stanford used a 5-0 run to take a lead it would never relinquish for the rest of the game at 13-8 six minutes into the contest.
WSU closed to within 13-12 but the Cardinal outscored WSU 23-12 the rest of the half to take a 36-24 halftime advantage.
In the first half, Stanford shot 16-of-32 from the field while the Cougars struggled with a 10-of-34 performance (29.4 percent) from the floor. Included in that field goal total for WSU was a 0-of-10 performance from three-point territory.
Stanford would stretch its advantage to as much as 24 in the second half before the Cougars rallied late to cut Stanford's final margin of victory to single digits.
For the game, Stanford out-rebounded the Cougars on the boards 51-33.
'They just out-worked us,' said WSU coach Jenny Przekwas. 'We did not give the effort we needed to give on the boards.'
'Our team rallied and made plays when we had to make them,' said Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer.