Stanford Holds Off Lady Vols, 67-52

Dec. 19, 2009

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -Kayla Pedersen had 16 points and eight rebounds and No. 2 Stanford beat third-ranked Tennessee 67-52 Saturday for its 35th straight win at Maples Pavilion in a matchup of unbeaten national powerhouses.

Jayne Appel added 10 points, 14 boards, three assists and three blocks and Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored all 14 of her points in the second half to go with 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (9-0), who held a 44-34 advantage on the boards but shot just 39.3 percent and had to hold off a late run.

Angie Bjorklund scored 15 points and Glory Johnson 13 for the Lady Vols (9-1) on a day when leading scorer Shekinna Stricklen was held to eight on 4 of 12 shooting. Tennessee managed only four assists.

Let the hype begin for Stanford's showdown with No. 1 Connecticut on Wednesday night in Hartford in one of the most highly anticipated games of the regular season.

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