Stanford Shuts Down UCLA, 68-51

Feb. 1, 2009

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - STANFORD, Calif. -- Jillian Harmon scored 17 points to help No. 9 Stanford win its 24th consecutive game at home with a 68-51 victory over UCLA on Sunday.

Kayla Pedersen added 13 points for the Cardinal (17-4, 8-1 Pac-10), which won their fourth straight and nine of 10 overall. Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Doreena Campbell scored 11 points and Erica Tukiainen added 10 to lead the Bruins (14-6, 5-4), who lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Campbell tied the game at 25 early in the second half before the Cardinal scored three quick baskets that sparked a 21-8 run and gave them a 12-point edge midway through the second half.

Cardinal center Jayne Appel, third in the conference in scoring, was held to six points on 3-of-11 shooting.

Appel, who missed the three shots she attempted in the first half, has struggled throughout her career against the Bruins. The Pac-10 field goal percentage leader is a career 44.4 percent shooter versus UCLA, her worst against any conference foe.

She made up for her lack of scoring with six assists, one off her career-high, a steal and a blocked shot.

UCLA has had more success against the Cardinal than most Pac-10 teams, winning three of the past eight meetings.

Harmon, who played for the New Zealand Olympic Team in Beijing last summer, had seven offensive boards and four assists.

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