Stanford Uses Strong Defense to Beat Rice, 83-53
Dec. 17, 2005
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored 19 points and the No. 10 Stanford Cardinal held Rice to 24 percent shooting in an 83-53 defeat of the Owls on Saturday.
Smith and Harmon made up for the loss of Stanford junior center Kristen Newlin, who has been sidelined with a stress reaction to her left knee since a Dec. 4 loss to No. 2 Tennessee. Against Tennessee, Newlin scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Wiggins gave the Cardinal a scare in the first half when she crashed to the floor after colliding with a Rice player. She was helped off the court clutching her left knee, but returned to the game less than 2 minutes later.
Stanford (5-2) opened the game with a 12-0 run. The Cardinal then took advantage of Rice's dreadful shooting to build the lead.
Krystal Frazier led Rice with nine points. The Owls (3-4), who had not played since Dec. 3, hit only 17 of their 72 shots in the game.
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