Stanford Rolls Past UCLA, 100-75
Jan. 20, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kelley Suminski matched her season high with 21 points and Candice Wiggins added 19 points, helping No. 5 Stanford win its 16th straight home game Thursday night, 100-75 over No. 25 UCLA.
Brooke Smith had 14 points for the Cardinal (16-2, 7-1 Pac-10), who beat the Bruins for the 12th straight time. Susan King Borchardt, playing in her ninth game and making her second start, added a season-high 14 points.
Stanford, which scored 100 points for the first time in three years, is 33-3 against UCLA since 1989. The Bruins last beat Stanford nearly five years ago.
Nikki Blue scored a season-high 26 points, and Lisa Willis matched her season best with 25 points for UCLA (11-6, 5-3 Pac-10), which lost its third straight after winning its first five conference games.
Stanford, which won its 32nd straight home conference game, also improved to 4-1 against ranked teams.
UCLA played without leading scorer and rebounder Nicole Quinn, who tore cartilage in her left knee in Sunday's loss to Arizona. She underwent arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday and is expected to miss up to six weeks.
The Bruins, who were the last team to lose a Pac-10 game, opened a stretch of six road games in eight contests.
Stanford used a 17-2 run in the second half to open a 33-point advantage. Sebnem Kimyacioglu, who finished with 11 points, made her third 3-pointer with 11 minutes left, giving the Cardinal a 76-43 lead.
UCLA tried to rally by using its press, but Stanford responded and maintained its large lead.
The Cardinal went on 13-0 run and held UCLA scoreless for nearly six minutes midway through the first half, part of a 23-6 run that gave them a 33-15 lead with 8:30 left.
Stanford shot 10-for-18 from 3-point range in the half, including 4-for-7 shooting by Suminski. The Cardinal's 10 3-pointers in the first half was a school record.
Willis made four 3-pointers, including one at the buzzer that pulled the Bruins within 46-31 at the intermission.
Stanford has led at the half in all 18 games, including 11 by double figures.