No. 2 Connecticut Tops No. 4 Stanford, 66-54
Nov. 22, 2007
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) - Maya Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 2 Connecticut to a 66-54 victory over No. 4 Stanford on Thursday night in the Paradise Jam.
Moore scored 12 of her points during a decisive 23-6 run that gave the Huskies a 60-34 lead with 9:40 remaining.
Kalana Greene added 18 points and Tina Charles had 13 and 11 rebounds for the Huskies (3-0).
Connecticut scored the first nine points and took a 22-8 lead on a jumper by Charles with 9:35 to play in the first half. They led 31-22 at halftime.
After the decisive run capped by a layup from Moore, the Cardinal (3-1) responded with a 16-2 run, pulling within 12 points on a layup by Rosalyn Gold-Onwude.
But the Huskies stopped the skid with a steal by Charles, who hit a layup to keep Connecticut in front 64-50 with 3:10 remaining.
Connecticut will play Old Dominion on Friday night in the second round of the tournament. Stanford will play Old Dominion on Saturday.