January 12, 2007

Appel leads win over UDub

Appel leads Stanford

By Michelle Smith, San Francisco Chronicle

Stanford's post rotation is so abundant that just three nights after senior Brooke Smith dominated the paint in her best performance of the season, it was already somebody else's turn on Thursday.

Freshman Jayne Appel, continuing to adjust well to the rigors of high-level college basketball, turned in a game-high 19 points and combined with Candice Wiggins, who recorded her fourth career double-double, to lead No. 10 Stanford (13-3, 6-0) to an unexpectedly easy 77-56 win over Washington at Bank of America Arena. (More ...)

Huskies women cut down to size by Stanford

Tim Booth, Seattle Times

Too tall, too slick, too much.

Against a high-rise interior defense and a nimble offense that always seemed to get the ball to an open shooter, the Washington women's basketball team proved no match for 10th-ranked Stanford on Thursday night, falling 77-56. (More ...)

Appel gives Stanford early lead for win over Washington

From ESPN.com

Jayne Appel dominated the interior against an undersized Washington frontline, and had enough energy leftover to give Candice Wiggins a lift.

There was concern after the game when Wiggins came in for interviews with a protective boot on her right foot. Wiggins, Stanford's leading scorer, came down awkwardly on her right foot in the first half and said she sprained her ankle for the first time in her life.

She hopped on Appel's back for a lift back to the Cardinal locker room after speaking. (More ...)

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