February 02, 2007

Stanford streaks to win over UCSB

Stanford Streaks to Win

By:John Zant, Santa Barbara News-Press

Aside from that 32-0 Stanford scoring spree, it was a back-and-forth basketball game.

Only the Cardinal was going forth during a nine-minute span that propelled the nation's No. 8-ranked women's basketball team to an 84-59 victory over UCSB on Thursday night before a season-high crowd of 1,448 at the Thunderdome. Stanford (19-3) started a new month with its 17th consecutive victory after going unbeaten in December and January. (The remainder of this story is not available online -- sorry!)

Card roll over UCSB in second half

By:Haley Murphy, The Stanford Daily

If you’re keeping tally, notch mark number 17 into the count. That’s how many consecutive wins the No. 8 Stanford women’s basketball team has registered over this stretch of the season. The Cardinal dominated UC-Santa Barbara last night with an 84-59 victory.

While Stanford (19-3, 11-0 Pacific-10 Conference) opened the match up with a steady lead, the Gauchos (11-10, 5-2 Big West Conference) went on an 8-0 run with three minutes left in the first half to climb within three. But the Cardinal responded, sinking 32 unanswered points over the next 10 minutes of play. Senior forward Kristen Newlin attributed the scoring to motivation after the break. (More ...)

Stanford women win 17th straight

By: Rick Eymer, Palo Alto Weekly

Candice Wiggins must be close to 100 percent from a hamstring pull. One game after leading eighth-ranked Stanford to a critical conference victory, Wiggins led the way in an 84-59 women’s basketball nonconference affair at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday night.

Wiggins scored 21 points and recorded six assists as the Cardinal won its 17th straight, the third longest active streak in the nation and eight games shy of matching the Stanford record. (More ...)

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