No. 6 Stanford Too Much For USF
Nov 26, 2003
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Nicole Powell scored 28 points and No. 6 Stanfordextended its winning streak against San Francisco to 12 games with a 75-50victory Tuesday night.
Kelley Suminski added 11 points for the Cardinal (3-0), who won at home forthe 28th time in 29 games. Krista Rappahahn had 10 points and Kristen Newlingrabbed 10 rebounds.
Mary Jane Krueger scored 12 points for San Francisco (1-1), and JoyHollingsworth added 11.
San Francisco's last victory over the Cardinal came on Dec. 9, 1983, twoyears before Tara VanDerveer was named coach at Stanford.
USF coach Mary Hile-Nepfel, in her 17th year, has never beaten Stanford as acoach. The former All-American was 7-2 against the Cardinal as a player withthe Lady Dons, however, when the two schools played in the same conference.
Stanford won last year's game 59-57 without Powell, who was recovering froma back problem. That's as close as the Lady Dons have been in 20 years.
Stanford held its largest lead at 58-30 with 10:09 remaining to play. TheLady Dons never got closer than 20 the rest of the way.
The Cardinal took the mystery out of the game early, grabbing a double-digitadvantage before the first half was 10 minutes old. Powell was 6-of-7 in thefirst half and Stanford shot nearly 52 percent as a team while USF was limitedto just under 32 percent, and committed 14 turnovers.
Stanford opened a 20-point edge in the final two minutes of the first halfbefore the Lady Dons scored seven of the final nine points to draw within 30-25at halftime.