No. 2 Cardinal Downs Gonzaga, 105-74
Nov. 29, 2009
STANFORD, Calif. (AP)--Kayla Pedersen scored a career-high 30 points, surpassing the 1,000-point mark, and No. 2 Stanford beat Gonzaga 105-74 on Sunday.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike added a career-high 29 points and matched her career best with 13 rebounds as the Cardinal (6-0) won their 32nd consecutive home game.
Janelle Bekkering scored 16 points for the Zags (4-2), who had their four-game winning streak end. Heather Bowman and Katelan Redmon each had 15 and Courtney Vandersloot 10.
Stanford, which never lost the lead, held a 59-38 advantage at halftime. It was the first meeting between the schools.
Gonzaga, favored to repeat as the West Coast Conference champion, beat USC and Washington among its early-season win streak.
Stanford opened a 30-point lead with 11:31 left in the game on a Pedersen basket.
Katelan Redmon, who scored 11 points for the Zags, played against Stanford two years ago as a freshman starter with the Huskies.
The Cardinal used an 18-5 run in the first seven minutes of the contest to pull ahead 24-9.
Stanford made its first eight shots, and was 17-of-18 from the foul line, to grab the early advantage. Ogwumike and Pedersen combined for 37 of the Cardinal's 59 first-half points.
Ogwumike nearly had her double-double in the first half with nine rebounds and 19 points.
Stanford, which scored 60 points in a win over Utah two days earlier, took a 59-38 edge into halftime.