Wiggins Becomes Pac-10 Scoring Leader in Win Against WSU
March 2, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored 24 points to become the Pac-10 career scoring leader and No. 7 Stanford beat Washington State 74-52 on Sunday.
Wiggins surpassed USC's Lisa Leslie with 1:25 to play in the first half when she scored her 2,416th point on a base-line drive. She entered the game needing 14 points to tie Leslie, who scored 2,414 points at USC from 1991-94.
The Cardinal (27-3, 16-2 Pac-10) ensured at least a share of their eighth consecutive Pac-10 regular-season championship with the win. Ninth-ranked California needed a win Sunday afternoon against Washington to tie with Stanford for the conference title. Because it swept Cal in the regular-season series, Stanford will be the No. 1 seed in the Pac-10 Tournament.
Katie Appleton scored 17 points and Ebonee Coates added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Washington State (5-24, 2-16). But the Cougars shot just 33.3 percent from the field and made just 6 of 26 3-point attempts. They fell to 0-46 all time against Stanford.
Play was temporarily suspended to congratulate Wiggins, who drew a Sabrina Shired foul on the record-setting drive. After Wiggins converted the free throw, fans and both teams acknowledged Wiggins with applause and Wiggins was presented the ball she used to break the record.
Wiggins hit three early 3-pointers and finished 5-for-7 from behind the arc for the game. She also had five rebounds and six assists.