Women's Basketball Needs Ovetime To Top St. Joseph's

Nov. 24, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Lauren St. Clair scored seven of her 18 points inthe final 39 seconds to lead 18th-ranked Stanford to a 79-72 overtime victoryover St. Joseph's on Friday night.

Bethany Donaphin led Stanford (2-1) with 23 points and Susan King added 13.

Susan Moran scored 30 points for St. Joseph's (1-1) and now has 1,007 pointsin her career. The junior forward is third-fastest player in school history toreach the 1,000-point mark.

Amra Mehmedic and Angela Zampella each added 13 points and Irina Krasnoshiokhad 12.

After the Cardinal scored the first basket of the second half, St. Joseph'swent on a 16-2 run, capped by Mehmedic's jumper, to take a 42-40 lead sixminutes into the half.

Stanford regained the lead at 44-42 a minute later on Susan King's breakawaylayup.

King's 3-pointer gave the Cardinal a 63-56 edge with 3:42 left, but theHawks scored the next seven points to tie it.

King gave Stanford the lead with 39 seconds left before Moran responded withthe tying basket 15 seconds later. King missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer,sending the game into overtime.

St. Joseph's had a 72-70 lead with 1:35 remaining in overtime, but theCardinal scored the game's final nine points. St. Clair's 3-pointer at 0:39 putStanford up for good.

Stanford scored the game's first 11 points and held the Hawks to a singlefield goal in the first seven minutes en route to a 36-26 halftime lead.

Donaphin made six of her seven shots in the first half for the Cardinal toscore 13 of her points.

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