No. 7 Stanford 103, San Francisco 70
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) _ Freshman Kelley Suminski scored a season-high 23 points to lead No. 7 Stanford to a 103-70 victory over San Francisco on Wednesday night.
Bethany Donaphin added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and tied a school record with six blocked shots for the Cardinal (6-0).
Stanford is off to its best start since 1996-97, when it won its first nine games.
Alicia Hernandez scored 16 points for San Francisco (0-3), off to its worst start in 13 years.
Nicole Powell had 14 points to go with seven rebounds and a team-high six assists for Stanford. Lindsey Yamasaki scored 16 points as the Cardinal scored 100 points for the first time this season.
Celeste Farmer had 13 points for USF. Melanie Turner and Lisa Whiteside each added 12.
Stanford, which has beaten its first six opponents by an average of 20.4 points, extended its home winning streak against nonconference opponents to 12 straight.
The Lady Dons lost to Stanford for the 10th straight time _ nine by 10 points or more _ and extended their losing streak against ranked teams to four games.
Suminksi missed her only 3-point attempt in the first half, then made five in a row to help the Cardinal break the game open.
Stanford reeled off 17 unanswered points in a five-minute span to take a 76-57 lead with 9:30 remaining. Suminski hit two 3-pointers in the run.
The Cardinal eventually pushed their lead to 33 points.
Sebnem Kimyacioglu’s 3-pointer with just over a minute left to put Stanford over the 100-point mark.
The Lady Dons were within a point of Stanford with 4:13 left in the first half after Toni Russell made a pair of free throws, but the Cardinal pulled away and led 43-38 at halftime.