Washington Blows Out No. 6 Stanford
By JIM COUR
AP Sports Writer
SEATTLE - Giulina Mendiola scored 13 of her 20 points in the secondhalf as Washington beat No. 6 Stanford 92-68 on Thursday night to remainunbeaten at home.
The Huskies (18-6 overall, 10-4 Pac-10) bounced back against the Pac-10leader after dropping two league games last week in Arizona and reversed a lossat Stanford in the teams' first game this season on Jan. 18.
Washington improved to 12-0 at home.
Mendiola, Washington's skilled 5-foot-6 junior point guard, shot 8-for-11,including 4-for-5 from 3-point range, while getting seven assists and fiverebounds.
Andrea Lalum had 16 points and Loree Payne 13 for the Huskies, who beatStanford for the third time in their last four games in Seattle.
The Cardinal (19-3, 11-2) were led by Nichole Powell's 20 points. ChelseaTrotter and Kelley Sujminski each had 14 for Stanford, which had a four-gamewinning streak broken.
Washington shot 50 percent (13-for-26) from 3-point range and committed onlyeight turnovers, while Stanford shot 5-for-19 from behind the arc.
The Huskies led 49-38 at halftime after Stanford scored the final eightpoints in the last 39 seconds of the first half. The Cardinal got the help of atechnical on the Washington bench, after coach June Daugherty slammed herclipboard onto the court.
The Cardinal were close at 63-52 after a basket by Trotter, but Mendiola hita 3-pointer and a 12-footer to put Washington in front 68-52 with 10:55 toplay. Mendiola's 3-pointer with 6:06 gave the Huskies a 77-54 advantage.