No. 4 Cardinal Holds Off Washington, 75-67, In Women's Hoops.
Jan. 19, 2002
SEATTLE (AP) - Lindsey Yamasakai scored seven of her 19 points in the finalthree minutes as No. 4 Stanford held off a late Washington run in a 75-67victory Saturday.
Sebnem Kimyacioglu hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points, Cori Enghusenadded 13 and Kelley Suminski 10 for the Cardinal (18-1, 8-0 Pac-10). TheCardinal are off to their best start since finishing the 1996-97 regular seasonwith a 30-1 record.
Loree Payne scored 19 points, Andrea Lalum 17 and Giuliana Mendiola 11 forWashington (10-8, 5-4), which had not lost a conference home game in more thana year, but has lost 13 of its last 16 in the series.
Washington, which went on a late 13-2 run to make it close, shot just 31.9percent from the field - including 24.1 percent in the first half.
Payne made two 3-pointers to pull the Huskies to 68-63 with 2:11 remainingin the game, but Washington could get no closer.
Stanford took charge with an early 16-2 run led by Enghusen's eight pointsas the Cardinal jumped out to a 28-14 lead with 6:41 left in the first half.
Suminski and Kimyacioglu hit 3-pointers during an 8-0 Stanford run thatclosed out the half and gave the Cardinal a 40-23 halftime lead.
Stanford led by five early in the second half, and Enghusen scored fivepoints during a 16-7 run that gave the Cardinal a 14-point lead with 9:46remaining.