Stanford Beats Georgia In Top 10 Matchup
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Nicole Powell had 21 points and 12 rebounds in No. 6Stanford's 61-59 victory over No. 10 Georgia on Sunday.
Kelley Suminski added 14 points, including three key 3-pointers in thesecond half, to help the Cardinal (5-0) win for the 30th time in their last 31home games. Susan Borchardt added 12 points.
Kara Braxton scored 14 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs (3-1). ChristiThomas and Janese Hardrick each had 12.
Stanford survived a frantic rush by Georgia in the final minute. Forcingseveral critical turnovers, the Lady Bulldogs pulled to 59-57 with 25 secondleft on a short jumper from Braxton.
Georgia also forced the Cardinal into spending several timeouts with itstrapping defense in the late going.
Powell gave Stanford a 59-51 lead with a pair of free throws with 1:43 leftbefore Georgia began its final run.
The Lady Bulldogs had a chance to tie the game with 10 seconds remaining butmissed a short jumper.
Chelsea Trotter then hit a pair of free throws to seal the victory.
The game featured two of the more successful programs in the nation. Georgiacoach Andy Landers and Stanford's Tara VanDerveer have a combined 1,250victories and a winning percentage of over 77 percent.
This was the first time either team faced a ranked opponent.
Georgia defeated the Cardinal 83-64 in their last meeting four years ago inthe second of the NCAA tournament.
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