Stanford women beat Washington State for 63rd straight time
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith tallied 20 points and Kaylee Johnson added 10 points and 15 rebounds to propel Stanford to a 70-57 victory over Washington State on Friday night.
Kiana Williams had 15 points and Brittany McPhee scored 12 with five assists for the Cardinal (10-7, 4-1 Pac-12 Conference), who ran their all-time record against WSU to 63-0 and won for the fourth time in five games.
Celena Molina topped the Cougars (8-9, 1-4) with 19 points, while Borislava Hristova added 14 points but hit just 5 of 19 from the floor. The Cougars shot a dismal 34 percent (24 of 71) from the floor. Heading into the final period, WSU had made just 29 percent (15 of 51) of its shots. The Cougars have lost four of five.
Smith scored four in a 10-0 run to open the game and Stanford never looked back. The Cardinal led 22-7 after one quarter and 45-17 at halftime.
Stanford won the rebound battle 53-31 and grabbed 19 of them on offense. The Cardinal had 22 turnovers to just 12 for the Cougars, but Stanford had a 22-10 advantage in points off turnovers.