Stanford Routs Oregon State 83-45

Dec. 27, 2004

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Sebnem Kimyacioglo had 10 points and 10 assists tohelp fifth-ranked Stanford rout Oregon State 83-45 Monday night in thePacific-10 Conference opener for both teams.

The Cardinal (9-1, 1-0 Pac-10) came out with intensity, after losing 70-67to Tennessee on Dec. 21. Stanford's Brooke Smith led all scorers with 18points.

Oregon State (4-6, 0-1) had a two-game winning streak snapped. ShannonHowell, who was leading the conference with an average of 22.4 points per game,was held to just four points.

The experienced Cardinal cruised to a 41-26 lead at halftime. Kimyacioglu's3-pointer made it 57-30 in the second half and Stanford went on to lead by asmany as 38 points, the final margin.

Kelly Suminski had 14 points for the Cardinal. Mandy Close led the Beaverswith 13.

The Cardinal also won their conference opener last year - an 88-65 rout ofOregon State at Maples Pavilion.

Stanford has won nine straight games against the Beavers and leads theseries 33-6. The Beavers last victory over the Cardinal came Jan. 11, 2001,when Oregon State won 81-65 in Corvallis.

Susan King-Borchardt returned for the Cardinal, after missing thenon-conference schedule with an injury to her left foot.

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