UW-Stanford Postgame Notes
Jan. 4, 2004
Over a nine-minute stretch in the first half, Stanford scored 24 consecutive points from beyond the arc. Starting with a Kelley Suminski three-pointer at 13:30, and ending with a Nicole Powell three at 4:31, the Cardinal hit eight three pointers while failing to convert a single basket from inside. Interestingly, four different players hit threes for Stanford during the stretch.
The Cardinal opened the second half with runs of 9-0 and 12-2, holding the Huskies without a basket for the first 3:12 of the period. During the run, Stanford dominated on the boards, grabbing six of the half's first seven rebounds.
After trailing 69-55 with 9:17 to play, Washington scored the next 12 consecutive points to close to two, at 69-67, with 4:39 remaining. The Cardinal, however, allowed just one more field goal the rest way, and blanked the Huskies for the final 2:17 of the contest.
The first half featured four lead changes and three ties, but after taking the lead with 4:31 to play before halftime, Stanford never allowed Washington close within more than two points.
The loss was just the second for Washington in its last 21 games at home. Both losses have been to top-10 teams, with the other a 74-70 defeat at the hands of fourth-ranked Texas Tech on Dec. 19.
The loss also snapped the Huskies' 10-game home winning streak against Pac-10 opponents.
With 23 points in tonight's game, senior guard Giuliana Mendiola is now averaging 22.5 points per game in Pac-10 play.
Stanford's 13 three-pointers were a season-high. The Cardinal shot better from outside the arc (13x24, .542) than from inside (9x28, .311), and scored just eight points in the paint.
Redshirt freshman forward Jill Bell added 10 rebounds to her 12 points for her first-career double-double. While 10 of Bell's 12 points came before halftime, eight of her 10 rebounds were recorded in the second half.