No. 7/5 Stanford Faces Louisiana-Lafayette in Great Alaska Shootout Title Game

Nov. 24, 2004

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Eastern Washington Wrap-Up...
Stanford is 3-0 this season after defeating Eastern Washington, 91-50, in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout last night. Senior guard Kelley Suminski was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, while junior center Brooke Smith went 9-for-9 from the free throw line. The Cardinal posted 21 steals in the contest, which ranks third-best in school history. Stanford is averaging 14.7 steals per game this season, with freshman guards Candice Wiggins and Cissy Pierce combining for 16 in the first three games

Louisiana Lafayette Bullets...
* The Ragin' Cajuns have won their first three games by an average of 19.7 points.
* Senior forward Anna Petrakova is leading the quad with 17.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game.
* Against Alaska-Anchorage in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout yesterday, the Ragin' Cajuns were tied at 21-21 with five minutes left in the first half before mounting a 14-4 run to take a 10 point lead at the half. The squad out-scored the Seawolves, 53-23, in the second half to earn the win.
* Petrakova was named Sun Belt Player of the Week after helping ULL to the Radisson Inn Classic championship last week.

Stanford at the Great Alaska Shootout...
With a 91-50 win over Eastern Washington yesterday, the Cardinal is 1-0 all-time at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout.

The Stanford-ULL Series...
Today will be the first meeting between Stanford and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Stanford vs. the Sun Belt...
The Cardinal is 1-0 all-time against current Sun Belt teams. Stanford has only faced one of the 11 teams in the Sun Belt, but it was one of the biggest games in school history. On April 5, 1992, Stanford won its second NCAA Championship in three years with a 78-62 victory over Western Kentucky in Los Angeles. The 16-point win tied the record for the largest margin of victory in an NCAA Women's Championship game.