Bears Fall to No. 6 Stanford, 72-48
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Chelsea Trotter had 17 points and five rebounds, andNo. 6 Stanford remained perfect at home by defeating rival California 72-48Wednesday night.
Sebnem Kimyacioglu added 14 points and five assists, T'Nae Thiel 13 pointsand Nicole Powell nine points, 10 rebounds and four assists for Stanford (16-2overall, 8-1 Pac-10), which has won three straight against Cal and 18 of thelast 19.
The Cardinal are 10-0 at home this season and have won 21 straight in MaplesPavilion dating to Dec. 28, 2001. The streak is tied for the third-longest inDivision I behind Connecticut and Duke.
This game turned into a rout early.
Timea Ivanyi was the only player to score in double figures for the GoldenBears (7-11, 3-6), who couldn't manage any kind of offensive efficiency againstStanford's pressure man-to-man defense. Ivanyi had 10 points and six rebounds.
The Bears used 15 players and committed 25 turnovers.
The Cardinal breezed to the easy victory three days after their firstconference loss, a 75-72 defeat at Southern Cal on Sunday that snapped a10-game winning streak and ended their string of 28 straight Pac-10 wins.
They used a 16-0 run in the second half to pull away Wednesday night.
The Golden Bears, coming off an eight-point upset of UCLA on Sunday, heldthe Cardinal to 29-percent shooting the last time the teams played, on Feb. 2,2002.
But Stanford shot 42 percent Wednesday, and limited Cal to 32 percent.
The Bears couldn't overcome their early shooting woes - and they were justas poor on offense in the second half.
Cal missed eight of its first 10 shots, and Stanford used an early 10-0 runto build a 17-4 lead. Stanford's aggressive defense limited Cal to 31-percentshooting in the first half - 9-for-29 - and forced 13 turnovers to take a 40-21lead at the break.
After Ivanyi opened scoring in the second half for Cal, Stanford scored 16straight points.
The teams meet again Saturday afternoon in Berkeley. Stanford has won 28 ofthe past 31 games in the rivalry that began in 1975.
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