The Pacific Tigers brought their best to Maples, but it wasn't good enough to seriously challenge the Cardinal, who won 78-43.
The Tigers' strong defense kept them in the game for the first twelve minutes. After they narrowed the scoring margin to three, Tara called a timeout, and the Cardinal settled down and went on a 17-2 run.
Mikaela gets stronger and more determined with each game. She had two career-highs tonight — 13 rebounds and five assists. She was also credited with three blocks.
The Cardinal's long-range shooting wasn't on tonight, partly due to the Tigers' defense. They missed all of the few they attempted until Sara sank one late in the game and Bonnie hit another one a few minutes later.
Midway through the second half, Taylor ran over a defender and tumbled to the court, head over heels. She lay quietly for a few moments as trainers checked her head and neck, then stood up and was assisted to the locker room.
Here are game reports and commentary:
- Ogwumike, No. 1 Stanford rout Pacific 78-43 by Rick Eymer (Associated Press)
- Showing how it's done by Jagdip Dhillon (Stockton Record)
- Ogwumike scores 31 in Stanford's win in warmup for three-game challenge by Jake Curtis
- WBB: Stanford 78 Pacific 43 from the CARDboard
A gallery of photos by Bob Drebin (Stanford Photo),
And photos by Marcio Jose Sanchez (Associated Press):