Cardinal Throttle Bulldogs, 68-46
Dec. 30, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -Jayne Appel had 20 points and 18 rebounds and No. 2 Stanford pulled away in the second half to beat Fresno State 68-46 Wednesday night.
Kayla Pederson added 14 points and 11 rebounds for Stanford (10-1), which outrebounded the smaller Bulldogs 53-29.
Jaleesa Ross and Emma Andrews scored 10 points apiece for Fresno State (8-5), who trailed 24-19 at halftime.
After Hayley Munro's putback brought the Bulldogs to 26-25 early in the second half, the Cardinal put the game away with a 30-2 run.
Fresno State coach Adrian Wiggins called two timeouts during the surge but couldn?t stop Stanford's momentum. The Bulldogs went nearly eight minutes without scoring.
It was Stanford's first game since its 80-68 road loss Dec. 23 to top-ranked Connecticut.