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Stanford women rout Arizona State
Sixth-ranked Stanford, beaten by Washington in its previous Pac-12 women’s basketball game, bounced back with a 61-35 rout of No. 15 Arizona State.
The Associated Press
STANFORD, Calif. – Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her 19th double-double of the season and No. 6 Stanford bounced back from its first loss in nearly three months with a 61-35 rout of 15th-ranked Arizona State on Friday night.
Amber Orrange added 14 points and matched her career high with five steals in the Cardinal’s 16th straight victory against Arizona State.
Stanford (23-2 overall, 12-1 Pac-12), on track for the program’s 14th consecutive regular-season conference title, jumped to an early lead and was never challenged by the team that entered the game in sole possession of second place in the conference.
Nobody reached double figures for the cold-shooting Sun Devils (20-5, 9-4), who have their first two-game skid of the season after having a five-game winning streak snapped in a 68-49 loss to rival Arizona on Sunday.
The Cardinal returned to its home court at Maples Pavilion on a mission coming off its first conference defeat, 87-82 last weekend at Washington.
Stanford’s smothering defense caused Arizona State trouble from the opening tip.
Coach Tara VanDerveer thought the defense lacked intensity in the loss in Seattle that snapped a 62-game road conference winning streak for the Cardinal.
At No. 22 California 65, Arizona 49
Reshanda Gray scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Golden Bears (17-7, 9-4) defeated the last-place Wildcats (5-19, 1-12).
Breanna Workman, Erica Barnes and Keyahndra Cannon each scored 10 for Arizona, which has lost 15 in a row to Cal.
At Oregon St. 70, UCLA 54
Center Ruth Hamblin scored 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting, pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds and had six blocks to lead the Beavers (16-9, 8-5) past the Bruins (11-14, 5-8).
Oregon State shot 52.1 percent from the field, compared with 35.4 percent for UCLA,
USC 88, at Oregon 78
The Women of Troy (16-9, 9-4) went on a 10-0 run in the final 1:49 of the game to beat the Ducks (13-11, 4-9). Cassie Harberts led USC with 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Chrishae Rowe scored 28 points for Oregon and Jillian Alleyne added 19 points and 24 rebounds.