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Stanford 80, Texas Tech 71

February 1, 1998

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) _ Kristin Folkl scored 20 points and No. 9 Stanford beat No. 5 Texas Tech 80-71 Saturday in the second game of the Pac 10-Big 12 Challenge before a sellout crowd of 8,266.

Stanford (12-5) overcame a six-point halftime deficit, outscoring the Lady Raiders 50-35 in the second half although Folkl sat out the final eight minutes.

Folkl left after spraining a finger when someone stepped on her right hand in a scramble for a loose ball.

Tenth-ranked Arizona won the first game of the Challenge, beating Kansas 67-62.

The Pac 10-leading Cardinal have won 10 of their last 11 games since Folkl joined the team after helping the volleyball team to the national championship.

It was the second home loss for Texas Tech (15-3) and the first time Stanford has beaten the Lady Raiders in Lubbock in three tries.

Alicia Thompson led the Lady Raiders with 20 points and 14 rebounds, but did not score in the last eight minutes.

Angie Braziel scored 19 points for Tech and Julie Lake added 14 points.

Olympia Scott scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half for Stanford, helping to erase a 36-30 halftime deficit.

Milena Flores had 12 of her 15 points in the second half, including consecutive 3-pointers that put Stanford ahead for the first time at 56-52 with nine minutes left in the game.

Tech never regained the lead. The Lady Raiders closed to 69-65 on a basket by Braziel with 3:44 left, but Stanford countered with a basket by Scott, a 3-pointer by Flores and a basket by Heather Owen, who finished with 10 points.

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