Cardinal Hold Off Lumberjacks, 66-57
Dec. 17, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Landry Fields had 15 points and seven rebounds and Stanford remained unbeaten under first-year coach Johnny Dawkins with a hard-fought 66-57 victory over Northern Arizona on Wednesday night.
The Cardinal (6-0) are off to their best start since winning 26 straight games to begin the 2003-04 season, but they withstood a scrappy Lumberjacks team that fought back with a strong second half.
Athletic Stanford sophomore Josh Owens had three dunks on the way to 11 points, including a one-handed tomahawk jam, and also grabbed eight rebounds. Kenny Brown added 12 points off the bench as Stanford won the first ever meeting between these programs.
Zarko Comagic scored 19 points and Shane Johannsen added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Lumberjacks (3-6).