Cardinal Breezes Through Opening Round
March 17, 2001
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Nicole Powell scored 16 of her 19 points in the firsthalf when Stanford took control on its way to a 76-51 victory over GeorgeWashington in the first round of the NCAA West regional Saturday night.
Stanford (19-10), the No. 10 seed, will play seventh-ranked andsecond-seeded Oklahoma in the second round Monday night. Oklahoma beat OralRoberts 70-64 in the early game.
George Washington, which had won eight straight NCAA first-round games,winds up 22-10.
The Colonials were no match for the much taller Stanford team. The Cardinaldid make seven 3-pointers, but also scored almost at will inside.
Cori Enghusen, who finished with 14, scored four points in a 6-0 run thatgave Stanford a 23-19 lead. The Colonials pulled within 25-23 with just underfour minutes left before Stanford outscored them 13-2. Powell, Lauren St. Clairand Lindsey Yamasaki all had 3-pointers during the run.
Stanford started the second half with a 12-4 run. The margin was 15 with 12 1/2minutes remaining before a 16-4 run made the final seven minutes incidental.
Stanford shot 56 percent from the field, compared with just 26.5 percent forGeorge Washington. The Colonials were 3-of-23 from 3-point range.
Corrin Reid scored 11 points and Erica Lawrence and Kristeena Alexander 10each for George Washington.