No. 9 Stanford Victorious At Arizona, 86-76
Jan. 25, 2007
TUCSON (AP) - Brooke Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 9 Stanford to its 15th straight victory, 86-76 over Arizona on Thursday night.
The Cardinal (17-3, 10-0) scored the first eight points of the game, built a 22-point first-half lead and then held off an Arizona rally that brought the Wildcats within seven.
Joy Hollingsworth led Arizona (7-15, 1-9) with 13 points and Jessica Arnold added 11.
Hollingsworth's 3-pointer with 6:44 left got the Wildcats to 71-64.
But Wiggins hit a 3-pointer and a layup after getting a loose ball under the bucket to put Stanford ahead by 12.
The Wildcats came within 80-72 with 2 minutes remaining, but Appel put the game away with a mini-hook to put Stanford back ahead by 10 with 1:06 left.
Arizona used full-court pressure to rattle the Cardinal at the start of the second half, outscoring Stanford 22-10 to close to 54-47 on Jessica Arnold's driving layup with 11:32 remaining.
Stanford built its big first-half lead by turning it up a notch midway through the half, making 11-of-15 field goal attempts to go ahead 42-22 with 2:30 left following a layup from Smith. Arizona had cut the lead to 13-12 on a jump shot by Burns, but a 3-pointer from Michelle Harrison and six straight inside points from Appel gave Stanford a nine-point burst that started the Cardinal's hot streak.