No. 7 Stanford Holds Off No. 12 Texas Tech
Nov. 28, 2004
By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Candice Wiggins scored the go-ahead basket with1:34 left, then grabbed a rebound on the other end in No. 7 Stanford's 61-58victory over 12th-ranked Texas Tech on Sunday.
In the final seconds, T'Nae Thiel got a steal and made two free throws tolift Stanford (5-0).
Brooke Smith scored 10 of her 22 points in the final 9:33, Kelley Suminskihad 13 points and Wiggins added 11. Thiel finished with eight points and eightrebounds.
Erin Grant led the Lady Raiders (1-1) with 18 points, making all seven ofher free throws and scoring all but four of her points after halftime. ChesleyDabbs added 12 points and six boards.
Grant missed a jumper with 1:09 remaining, but Texas Tech got the ball backwith 35.4 seconds left following a 30-second clock violation by Stanford. TheLady Raiders couldn't get a shot off, but got another possession with 12.8seconds left after a scramble for a loose ball.
But Alesha Robertson missed a 3-pointer in the waning seconds.
Texas Tech started its comeback on Grant's two free throws with 15:17 topull within 32-30. Grant's 3-pointer at 12:02 gave the Lady Raiders their firstlead, 37-35.
Stanford jumped out to a 12-0 lead and led by as many as 17 in the firsthalf before the Lady Raiders made their move after halftime with a 27-6 run.
The Cardinal shot 46.7 percent and held a 25-14 rebounding edge in the firsthalf while holdingTexas Tech to 26.1 percent.
Stanford played without point guard Susan King Borchardt, sidelined with astress reaction in her left foot. Coach Tara VanDerveer is hopeful to haveBorchardt back in the lineup to face Pepperdine on Dec. 10.