Cougars Fall to Second-Ranked Stanford

Feb. 14, 2010

Sophomore guard Jazmine Perkins led all scorers with a season-high 26 points, but the Washington State women's basketball team fell 98-67 to No. 2 Stanford Sunday at Friel Court in Pullman, Wash.

The Cougars dropped to 6-18 on the season and 1-12 in the Pacific-10 Conference, and the Cardinal improved to 23-1 on the season and a perfect 13-0 in conference play.

Perkins, who went 11-of-14 from the floor (78.6 percent) and made a career-high four 3-pointers, also led the Cougars or tied for the team high in steals (three), assists (three) and rebounds (five). Freshman center Carly Noyes scored 13 points and recorded a game-high three blocks, bringing her season total to 46, the second-most in a season by a Cougar in NCAA history.

'There's a reason why they're the number two team in the country,' WSU Head Coach June Daugherty said. 'But I liked the patience we showed in getting to the rim. Our game plan was to take it in the paint, and we got better and better at doing so as the game progressed. In the second half we shot over 50 percent. I think we showed great progress.'

Stanford opened the game on a 7-2 run, but the Cougars were able to keep the Cardinal within their reach for the first half of the opening period. WSU cut Stanford's lead to three (24-21) with 10-minutes, 23-seconds remaining before the break, but the Cougars were outscored 26-7 over the final 10 minutes of the half and entered intermission down 50-28.

Perkins scored eight of the Cougars' first nine points of the second half as WSU cut its deficit to 17 (54-37), but the Cardinal extended its lead to 31 with 12:53 remaining, which was ultimately the final margin.

The Cougars turned the ball over just 12 times, but were outrebounded 51-29. The Cardinal shot 56 percent on the game (42-of-75), but was outshot by the Cougars in the second half. WSU connected on 53.6 percent of its second-half attempts (15-of-28), the best shooting performance in a half by the Cougars this season.

The Cougars begin a three-game road trip next week, travelling to Los Angeles to square off against USC and UCLA. Tip-off against the Trojans is scheduled for Thursday (Feb. 18) at 7 p.m., and the game against the Bruins is slated for Saturday (Feb. 20) at 4 p.m.


STANFORD (23-1, 13-0)
Appel, Jayne 12-18 1-4 25; Ogwumike, Nnemkadi 9-14 3-3 21; Pedersen, Kayla5-10 2-4 13; Tinkle, Joslyn 5-7 0-0 12; Pohlen, Jeanette 5-7 0-0 12;Gold-Onwude, Rosalyn 2-9 1-2 6; La Rocque, Lindy 1-2 0-0 3; Harrison,Michelle 1-3 0-0 2; Ruef, Mikaela 1-1 0-0 2; Murphy, Melanie 1-1 0-0 2;Cimino, Ashley 0-2 0-0 0; Hones, JJ 0-0 0-0 0; Donaghe, Hannah 0-1 0-0 0;Mashore, Grace 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-75 7-13 98.

Perkins, Jazmine 11-14 0-0 26; Noyes, Carly 6-11 1-5 13; Moore, KiKi 3-133-4 9; Cook, April 3-9 2-2 8; LeNoir, Danielle 1-2 1-2 4; Tarnowski, Rosie1-5 0-0 3; Grad, Katie 0-1 2-2 2; Madison, Katie 1-5 0-0 2; Pettersen, Lexie0-5 0-0 0; Waltenburg, Amy 0-1 0-0 0; Calderwood, Katie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals26-66 9-15 67.
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