Dec 16, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) scores in front of New Mexico Lobos defenders at Maples Pavilion during the second half of their NCAA basketball game. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports. Stanford won 75-41

Stanford Routs New Mexico For 8th Straight Win


Chiney Ogwumike scored 32 points and the Stanford Cardinal had no trouble with the New Mexico Lobos Monday night in a 75-41 win at Maples Pavilion.

The win was the eighth straight for the Cardinal (9-1) and Ogwumike triggered the onslaught, scoring Stanford’s first 10 points and 23 of the Cardinal’s first 25.

Ogwumike joined Stanford’s 2,000 point-1,000 rebound club with her fifth point of the game, becoming the fifth Cardinal to do so. She joins Val Whiting, Nicole Powell, Jayne Appel and older sister Nnemkadi Ogwumike to reach the milestone.

Stanford never trailed and got the lead to 20 points quickly, taking a 27-7 lead on Eric McCall’s jumper with 8:38 left in the first half. The Cardinal led 40-21 at intermission, with Ogwumike scoring 24 points in the first half.

Ogwumike was 14-for-21 shooting in the game and was the only Stanford player in double figures. She also had four blocks. Mikaela Ruef had 10 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Cardinal, Amber Orrange and Lili Thompson dished four assists each and McCall had a pair of blocks.

Bryce Owens led the Lobos (4-5) with 12 points. Alexa Chavez grabbed eight rebounds for New Mexico, Sara Halasz, Chavez and Alex Lapeyrolerie had two assists each and Kianna Keller blocked two shots.

New Mexico was just 16-for-66 (24.2 percent) overall, 6-for-15 (40 percent) from 3-point range and 3-for-6 (50 percent) at the foul line.

Stanford was 32-for-63 (50.8 percent), 5-for-17 (29.4 percent) and 6-for-8 (75 percent), while outrebounding the Lobos 43-41.

The Cardinal, who remained No. 6 in the Associated Press poll this week, hosts No. 3 Tennessee(9-0) on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

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