Women's Basketball Improves To 8-0

Dec 2, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. - Nicole Powell had 29 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists as No. 7 Stanford remained undefeated with a 94-62 home victory over Santa Clara on Sunday.

Powell recorded the third triple-double of her career, the second of her season and the fifth in Stanford history. She went 10-for-14 from the field and hit three 3-pointers while playing just 27 minutes. The sophomore forward had 22 points and 12 rebounds in the first half alone en route to tying career-highs in both categories. Powell has scored in double figures in all eight games this season, and pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times.

Stanford (8-0), off to its best start in five years with eight double-digit victories, headed for a two-week schedule break with a dominant game against the Broncos (4-2). The Cardinal took a 53-27 lead at halftime and were never threatened, as Santa Clara could get no closer than 22 points in the final 20 minutes.

Cori Enghusen added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford, who out-rebounded the Broncos 52-31. Stanford has out-rebounded all eight of its opponents this season. The Cardinal, which also received 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting from senior Bethany Donaphin, shot 50.6 (39-of-77) percent for the contest and have shot 50.0 percent or better in each of its last four games.

Caroline Gruening had 16 points for Santa Clara, which shot less than 37 percent. The Broncos won their first four games by an average of more than 16 points.

Stanford's next game is Dec. 16 against Tennessee at Maples Pavilion.

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