Nov 23, 2012; Paradise Island, BAHAMAS; Stanford Cardinal guard Gabriel Harris (23) drives to the basket against the Northern Iowa Panthers during the 2012 Battle 4 Atlantis in the Imperial Arena at the Atlantis Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

Stanford Routs Northern Iowa in Consolation Game


Chasson Randle made four of six 3-point attempts and scored 21 points as the Stanford Cardinal won big over the Northern Iowa Panthers 66-50.

The game was played in the Bahamas, and was a consolation semifinal match in the Battle 4 Atlantis after the Cardinal lost to No.13-ranked Missouri yesterday.

The Cardinal led by as many as nine in the first half, only to see the Panthers battle back and tie things up at 30-30 at halftime.

But the second half was all Stanford, who dominated on all aspects of the game. They finished on an 11-2 run after Northern Iowa had cut the lead to 49-45 to close things out.

Randle was the only starter who had any kind of success, as Dwight Powell had just two points and two rebounds. Andy Brown picked up some of the slack off the bench, scoring 15 points with six rebounds.

But the story was Randle, who notched his seventh 20-point game of his career.

“It is always good to see the ball go in,” said Randle. “It is all about confidence. If you get that confidence and you see the ball go in, you start feeling that things will go well for you.”

Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins praised his teams’ effort following a tough loss: “I am really happy for my group. This is a very difficult field and to lose a game and bounce back says a lot about the team.”

The Cardinal (4-2) will head home to face Seattle on November 28.

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