Oregon State Yields To No. 2 Stanford, 89-67

Feb 9, 2002

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Nicole Powell had 23 points and 11 rebounds assecond-ranked Stanford clinched at least a share of the Pac-10 title bydefeating Oregon State 89-67 Saturday.

Lindsay Yamasaki added 14 points for the Cardinal (24-1, 14-0 Pac-10).Stanford can clinch the outright title with a win over second-place Washingtonon Thursday.

Juleen Smith scored 18 points and Leilani Estavan added 14 for the Beavers(13-12, 9-6) who have lost 13 of 14 to Stanford.

The Cardinal moved four games of going undefeated in conference play for thethird time in school history.

Powell had a double-double, her eighth of the season and the 14th of hercareer.

Stanford took a 22-12 lead, then held the Beavers scoreless for 6:50 beforegoing into the half with a 40-21 advantage.

The Cardinal put the game out of reach early in the second half with a 17-0run that to a 65-28 lead with 14 minutes left. The run featured nearly flawlessbasketball as Stanford made seven of eight shots including two 3 three-pointersand a free throw.

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