No. 7 Stanford Shoots Past Oregon, 83-49
Jan. 12, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored 20 points to help seventh-ranked Stanford beat Oregon 83-49 on Saturday for the Cardinal's sixth straight win over the Ducks.
Jillian Harmon had 15 points and nine rebounds for the Cardinal (14-3, 4-2 Pac-10), who won their 12th straight at home. Jeanette Pohlen added 15 points.
Ellie Manou scored 10 to lead Oregon (8-8, 2-3), which fell to 1-5 on the road and 0-5 against ranked opponents. Taylor Lilley, the Ducks' leading scorer, was held without a field goal attempt and finished with two points, breaking a six-game string of double-figure scoring.
Wiggins, second in the conference in scoring, was held to a season-low four points in Thursday's victory over Oregon State. She took care of that in the first five minutes.
Stanford opened the second half on an 18-8 run to open up a 26-point advantage. Pohlen's 3-pointer with 5:48 remaining gave the Cardinal a 71-38 edge.
Jayne Appel, who scored 25 points on 12-of-13 shooting against Oregon State on Thursday, recorded two blocked shots, a steal and an assist before attempting her first shot midway through the first half. Appel, in foul trouble for much of the game, finished with a season-low four points, making both of her shot attempts.
Harmon scored Stanford's first six points and Wiggins had 12 of the team's next 18 points as the Cardinal raced to a 24-6 advantage in the game's first eight minutes.
The Ducks, the conference leader in free throw percentage, were 11-of-12 from the line.
Stanford made 11 of its first 15 shots while Oregon missed nine of its first 11 attempts and turned the ball over four times. The Ducks committed 27 for the game.
The Ducks rallied and were within 38-22 at halftime.