The Cardinal attacked the Huskies's zone defense from the perimeter for the whole game. They took 2/3 of their shots from beyond the arc in the first half and made a sizzling seven of eleven in the first ten minutes. The rim shrank after that, and the final total was nine of 39.
Bonnie was the most productive bomber. She took all her shots – 15 of them – from beyond the arc, made four of the first five, and sank one more later.
Chiney got off to a slow start. She took only five shots in the first half, and didn't get her 53rd double-double until two minutes into the second half. She grew it to 24 points and 13 rebounds by the end and also blocked three shots.
Jos and Amber also scored in double digits. They each made two of the remaining three-pointers and each scored a total of 12 points. Jos added two assists, three rebounds, three blocks and a steal. Amber added four assists, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal.
Mikaela was, as always, a fierce defender. She tallied 12 rebounds, two blocks and a steal. She contributed the game-high six assists (which matches her career high) to the Cardinal offense.
Taylor's play was impressive everywhere but at the perimeter. She matched her career highs with four assists and six rebounds. She also scored on a layup and stole the ball once.
Tess made a very nice play that we can expect to see often as she continues to improve her offense. She missed a layup, then grabbed the rebound from several Huskies and put it back.
In the only other Pac-12 action tonight, Cal and WSU traded a slim lead for 18 minutes. Then Cal pulled ahead and won 73-60.
Here are game reports and commentary:
- No. 4 Stanford Routs Washington, 71-36 by Tim Booth (Associated Press)
- Short-handed Huskies are no match for No. 4 Stanford women by Jayda Evans (Seattle Times)
- Putting down the Dawgs by Wally Mersereau, FBC traveller
And photos by Elaine Thompson (Associated Press):