No. 7 Cardinal Wins The Stanford Invitational Over No. 2 Wildcats

Nov. 30, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Kelley Suminski scored a season-high 18 points asseventh-ranked Stanford held off No. 2 Kansas State 63-57 Saturday night to winthe Stanford Invitational.

Sebnem Kimyacioglu and Susan King added 14 points apiece as Stanford (4-0)set a school record for 3-pointers attempted.

Megan Mahoney scored a season-high 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as theWildcats (5-1) failed in their attempt to win their second tournament of theseason. Kendra Wecker added 18 points and Nicole Ohlde had 13.

Wecker has scored in double figures in 18 straight games dating to lastseason.

Stanford extended its home winning streak to 15 games and beat its highestranked opponent since upsetting then-No. 1 Purdue on Nov. 22, 1998.

Freshman Krista Rappahahn sank four free throws in the final 43 seconds toclinch the victory.

Stanford missed its first seven shots of the second half, allowing KansasState to grab a 33-29 edge within the first three minutes.

Wecker's 3-pointer gave the Wildcats a 37-33 lead with 15:13 remaining, butthe Cardinal hit three consecutive 3-pointers to regain the momentum less thantwo minutes later.

Neither team could gain an advantage the rest of the way. The lead changedhands several times down the stretch until Kimyacioglu's 3-pointer with 1:47remaining gave the Cardinal a 59-54 lead.

Kelley Suminski and Sebnem Kimyacioglu (center) scored 18 and 14 points respectively in Stanford's win over Kansas State.

The Wildcats held a four-point lead 13 minutes into the contest on 9-of-16shooting (56 percent). Stanford shot 28 percent (5-for-18) over the same periodbut went on an 11-0 run sparked by consecutive 3-pointers from Suminski andKing.

Despite shooting 33 percent for the half, the Cardinal took a 29-27 leadinto the break.

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