No. 6 Stanford Races Past Boston
By ROB GLOSTER
AP Sports Writer
STANFORD, Calif. - Nicole Powell had 17 points and 19 rebounds forsixth-ranked Stanford, which took command with a 15-0 run in the game's openingminutes in a 67-51 victory Friday night over winless Boston University.
Powell, a preseason All-American, came within two rebounds of matching herown school record. She also had a team-high six assists and three steals. Heronly flaw was missing all six of her 3-pointers.
Susan Borchardt added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for Stanford(4-0), which tuned up for Sunday's home showdown against No. 10 Georgia.Borchardt also had five assists and tied her career high with four steals.
Freshman Kristen Newlin tied a Stanford school record with six blockedshots.
Becky Bonner had 19 points and Larissa Parr added 13 for the Terriers (0-3),whose early 5-2 lead turned into a 12-point deficit when the Cardinal went onthe run that included a pair of 3-pointers by Borchardt, the wife of Utah Jazzcenter and former Stanford star Curtis Borchardt.
Stanford opened a 25-8 lead with 5:24 left in the half on a jumper byBorchardt and then matched that 17-point margin when Kelley Suminski hit a3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to give the Cardinal a 34-17 lead.
After the Terriers scored the first basket of the second half, Stanfordresponded with an 8-0 run that included a pair of steals by Borchardt to expandits lead to 23 points.
BU got within 14 points when it cut Stanford's lead to 54-40 with 5:54 left,but could get no closer the rest of the game.
Stanford's first real test this season could come Sunday when it hostsGeorgia, which won 77-65 at Santa Clara on Friday night.
After winning their opener by eight points at Pepperdine, the Cardinal havecrushed Fordham, San Francisco and BU by an average of 22 points.
All three of those wins have come at home, and Stanford does not play itsnext road game until Dec. 18. Another big test for the Cardinal will come Dec.14 at home against Tennessee.
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