No. 17 Stanford Shuts Down No. 23 Utah 72-58

Dec. 30, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Lindsey Yamasaki scored 16 points as No. 17 Stanfordhanded No. 23 Utah its first loss of the season, 72-58 on Saturday.

Bethany Donaphin and Nicole Powell each added 11 points as Stanford (6-4)improved to 6-0 at home and snapped a three-game losing streak.

Lindsay Herbert scored 12 points to lead Utah (11-1), which was off to itsbest start in three years. The Utes entered the game as the nation's topdefensive team, but allowed a season-high in points.

Stanford limited Utah to 10 points in the final 13:52 of play.

Powell, a 6-foot-2 freshman, became Stanford's third starting point guard ofthe season when it was learned Saturday that freshman Susan King will miss therest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee.

The injury occurred Wednesday night against Oklahoma. Sophomore Jamie Careywas forced to retire from the sport on Nov. 7 because of recurrent concussions.

Yamasaki hit a jumper to open the second half to give Stanford its firstlead since early in the game, but the Utes responded with a 14-5 run to take a48-40 edge six minutes later.

The Cardinal regained the lead with 11:15 remaining to play on a 3-pointerby Enjoli Izidor, who scored seven points during a 13-0 run that extendedStanford's lead to 53-48.

Utah was held without a field goal for over eight minutes during theCardinal's rally.

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