No. 2 Stanford Overhwelms Oregon, 100-80
Jan. 23, 2010
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -Nnemkadi Ogwumike had a career-game with 30 points and 23 rebounds and No. 2 Stanford held off a stiff challenge from Oregon before pulling away late to win 100-80 on Saturday.
Ogwumike set the school's single-game rebounding record, surpassing the 21 that Nicole Powell got on Jan. 13, 2002, also against the Ducks.
Nia Jackson also had a career-high 26 points for the Ducks (12-7, 3-4). Micaela Cocks added 17 points and Taylor Lilley scored 16 in what was the highest scoring game between Oregon and Stanford all time.
Ogwumike had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the first half and Jackson had 18 points for the Ducks - two off her career-high.
The Cardinal trailed 11-7 three minutes into the game following a three-point play by the Ducks' Victoria Kenyon. But Ogwumike took over, scoring 11 points in a 22-7 run that put Stanford up 29-18 with 10:03 to play in the half.
Jackson got Oregon back to within a point, 39-38, with a pair of free throws, but Stanford scored the next eight points to extend its lead to 47-38.
But again the Ducks rallied, and Jackson capped a 9-0 Oregon run with a score off a turnover with 1:07 left in the half to tie the game at 49. Stanford answered, getting a rebound basket from Ogwumike and 3-pointer by Joslyn Tinkle in the final minute to take a 54-50 lead into the break.
Ogwumike kept in going at the start of the second half, scoring the first four points to push Stanford's lead to 58-50.
Trailing 80-73, Jackson made a layup with 8:36 to play to cut the Ducks deficit to five points, but that was as close as they would get as the Cardinal outscored Oregon 20-5 the rest of the way.