November 17, 2011

Monarchs no match for the Cardinal

ODU didn't come close to its hope of keeping the margin around 20 points — Stanford won 97-48.

The Lady Monarchs are a fast, aggressive and hard-playing team, but they were overwhelmed tonight by the Cardinal's skill, size, and energy. Stanford out-played ODU in the paint, with 52-34 rebounds and at the perimeter with 12-3 three-pointers.

Taylor started the 3-point barrage with two in the first minute, then Lindy sank her first one two minutes later. Lindy went on to make a career-high five 3-pointers for a career-best 15 points — all in the first half. Sara joined in with three of four, Toni and Jasmine each got one of two. In all, the Cardinal made 54.5% of their 3-point attempts.

There was good shooting inside the arc too. Nneka scored 14 points, Chiney 13, Joslyn 12 and Sarah 10.

There was fine guard play from Lindy and Jasmine (each had four assists and one turnover) and from Toni and Amber (each had three assists and one turnover). The final count was 23 assists with just 12 turnovers.

There was good news at the charity stripe too. It's been reported that Chiney has been working hard on her free throws, and it paid off tonight — she made five of six!

Here are game reports:

The box score and play-by-play,

The game highlights video,

A gallery of photos by Don Feria/,

And more photos by Paul Sakuma/AP Photo:

Toni directs traffic Sara gets tangled up on defense Chiney goes way up for a shot Nneka receives a hard pass Lindy enjoys the game The sisters enjoy the game

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