No. 6 Stanford Picks Up Tenth Straight Win
Feb. 9, 2008
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored 25 points and No. 6 Stanford won its 10th straight game with a 69-59 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night.
Freshman Kayla Pedersen added 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal (22-3, 11-2 Pacific-10), who led by 21 points.
Ashley Allen had 17 points to lead the Beavers (10-14, 3-10), who have lost six straight.
Stanford, coming off a 72-43 win over the Oregon Ducks on Thursday night, predictably began to pull away midway through the first half, taking a 30-17 lead on Jayne Appel's free throws.
Wiggins, the Pac-10's leading scorer who has been the conference's player of the week for the past two weeks, hit a jumper followed by a pair of free throws to go up 35-21 at halftime.
Stanford pulled ahead by 16 points early in the second half, but Talisa Rhea's 3-pointer pulled the Beavers within 39-28.
Oregon State couldn't get any closer, and Wiggins' layup put Stanford out front 50-38.
Oregon State closed in again late, pulling to 64-54 on Ashley Allen's 3-pointer and a pair of free throws from Tiffany Ducker. The Beavers couldn't get closer than 10 points.
Stanford outrebounded the Beavers 46-32.
Stanford was without starting forward Jillian Harmon, who has a stress reaction in her right foot and is out for an estimated four to six weeks.
Harmon, who is from Lake Oswego, Ore., was averaging 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds.
Oregon State, which was coming off a 56-45 loss to California, remained without guard Brittney Davis, who has missed four straight games with a sprained right knee. Davis was averaging 13.4 points and 2.7 assists.
Stanford leads the series against Oregon State 40-6, with a 15-game winning streak. The Cardinal are 16-6 at Gill Coliseum.
The last time Oregon State beat the Cardinal was in the 2000-01 season.
Before their season-high 10-game winning streak, the Cardinal lost to USC and UCLA, the team's only consecutive losses this season.
It was 'Think Pink' night at Gill Coliseum, a breast cancer awareness campaign by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Fans were encouraged to wear pink, and the Beavers wore pink headbands and shoelaces.
More than 850 teams nationwide were participating in the campaign running through next weekend.