Stanford Defeats San Francisco

Nov 24, 2002

San Francisco, Calif. (AP) - Kelley Suminski scored the winning basket with 17.7 seconds left as No. 5 Stanford defeated host San Francisco 59-57 Sunday.

Chelsea Trotter scored a career-high 14 points for the Cardinal (2-0). Azella Perryman added 13 points and tied a career-high with 16 rebounds, and Sebnem Kimyacioglu had 11 points and five assists.

Joy Hollingsworth made 5-of-6 3-pointers on the way to 18 points for San Francisco (1-2), which has not beaten Stanford since the 1984-85 season, a string of 11 straight losses.

After Suminski's basket, the Lady Dons got the ball back and Stanford committed two quick fouls. That left San Francisco with 3.8 seconds to get off a shot. After getting the pass inbounds, Toni Russell lost control of the ball while trying to drive to the hoop and time expired.

Carey Sauer added 16 points, and Russell had 13 points and six assists for the Lady Dons. They stayed in the game in the second half behind torrid shooting from long range, finishing 10-for-18 for the game and 6-of-9 after halftime. Hollingsworth had three 3s in the first 10 minutes of the second half, Russell added another and Sauer even banked one in.

Russell's 3 with 8:25 left put the Dons up 48-46 and the teams traded baskets most of the way after that.

San Francisco's Mary Jane Krueger rebounded a miss by Russell with 6:42 left and scored the putback to make it 52-50, and was fouled. She missed the free throw, but blocked Perryman the next time down the floor. Krueger scored another putback on a miss by Russell at 5:26 for a four-point lead, before a three-point play by Sebnem Kimyacioglu.

Perryman made a free throw for Stanford at 4:32 to tie it at 54, then Sauer's 10-foot jumper at 2:20 put the Dons up 56-54.

Krueger made 1-of-2 free throws at 1:32 for a three-point lead, then Kimyacioglu hit a tying 3 at 1:12 and the Lady Dons called timeout. Krueger then lost the ball while trying to drive to the hoop on San Francisco's next possession, giving Stanford the ball with 40 seconds left.

The Cardinal shot 53.8 percent in the first half, but committed 11 turnovers. Stanford led by six points several times in the first half, but couldn't pull away.

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