Stanford Blows Out Fresno State For 10th Straight Win

Dec 28, 2013; Fresno, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Mikaela Ruef (3) dribbles the ball against the Fresno State Bulldogs in the first half at Save Mart Center at Fresno State. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal showed the effects of six days off in the early going, but then held the Fresno State Bulldogs scoreless for five minutes while scoring 11 unanswered points to take control en route to an 86-54 blowout at the SaveMart Center in Fresno Saturday night.

Chiney Ogwumike scored 16 of her team-high 20 points in the first half for Stanford (11-1), which won its 10th straight game. Ogwumike also had 10 rebounds, pulling her to within nine of Kayla Pedersen’s conference and school record of 1,266.

The Cardinal led 43-31 at halftime and Fresno State (6-5) missed its first 10 shots of the second half and was down 36 before hitting a shot from the field after halftime as Stanford opened the second half with a 26-2 run.

Taylor Greenfield scored 18 points for the Cardinal and Amber Orrange added 15 and three steals. Mikaela Ruef notched eight assists and Ogwumike blocked three shots.

Alex Sheedy finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs and Taylor Thompson scored 14 points and had two assists.

Stanford was 32-for-66 (48.5 percent) overall, 12-for-29 (41.4 percent) from 3-point range and 10-for-18 (55.6 percent) from the foul line.

Fresno State was 18-for-63 (28.6 percent), 5-for-18 (27.8 percent) and 13-for-16 (81.3 percent).

The Cardinal outrebounded the Bulldogs 45-40 and committed eight turnovers to 14 for Fresno State.

Stanford is off until Friday, when it opens Pac-12 play against Oregon (8-2) at Maples Pavilion. Tipoff is 6 p.m. Pacific.

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