Women's Basketball Wins Stanford Invitational

Nov 18, 2001

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Lindsey Yamasaki scored 21 points in thechampionship game of the Stanford Invitational, leading No. 9 Stanford to an87-64 victory Saturday night over UC Santa Barbara.

'Lindsey's playing great at both ends of the floor,' Stanford coach TaraVanDerveer said.

Yamasaki, who was named the tournament MVP, scored 10 points in the firstfour minutes for the Cardinal (2-0), who jumped out to a 17-3 lead.

The young Gauchos (1-1) struggled against the bigger Stanford frontcourt,making just 2 of their first 13 shots from the field, and shot just 28.6percent in the first half.

'We just pounded it at the start,' Stanford's Lauren St. Clair said.

The Cardinal played impressive defense all night long, forcing 30 turnovers.Lindsay Taylor led Santa Barbara with 15 points, and Nicole Powell had 12points and four steals.

In the tournament's third place game, Heather Cassady scored 24 points tolead Indiana (1-1) past Western Kentucky (0-2) 85-70.

Erin McGinnis had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Hoosiers, and LeslieLogsdon topped Western Kentucky with 19 points.

Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team

Heather Cassady (Indiana)

Lindsay Taylor (UC Santa Barbara)

Kayte Christensen (UC Santa Barbara)

Bethany Donaphin (Stanford)

Nicole Powell (Stanford)

Most Valuable Player - Lindsey Yamasaki (Stanford)

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