Stanford Women Win Handily Over Missouri, 71-55

Dec. 18, 2004

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Brooke Smith scored 16 points and Kelley Suminski added13 on her 22nd birthday, leading No. 2 Stanford to a 71-55 victory againstMissouri on Saturday.

Smith took over inside in the second half, shooting 6-for-8 for Stanford(8-0).

Megan Roney led Missouri (4-5) with 13 points. LaToya Bond, the Tigers'second-leading scorer (12.9), was scoreless in the first half and finished withseven points.

Leading 29-21 at halftime, the Cardinal scored 15 of the next 21 points,including eight from Smith. A 13-0 run later pushed Stanford's lead to 60-31.Missouri used a 15-5 run to narrow the gap.

Stanford entered the game allowing 48.3 points per game, the third fewest inthe country. The Cardinal limited the Tigers to 35-percent shooting andoutrebounded them 45-23.

Candice Wiggins added 12 points and Kristen Newlin 11 for the Cardinal.

Tiffany Brooks, a transfer from Kansas State, played her first game forMissouri. She scored six points on 3-for-15 shooting in 33 minutes.

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