Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 of her 30 points in the second half as the No. 4-ranked Stanford Cardinal blew open a close game in the second half to rout the 14th-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils Monday afternoon 80-56 at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz.
The Cardinal (17-1, 6-0 Pac-12 Conference) won their 16th straight game and remained the lone unbeaten team in the Pac-12. The Sun Devils (15-3, 4-2) shot just 32.4 percent in their first double-digit loss of the season.
Stanford surged ahead early in the first half with an 11-0 run to go up 17-8 and led by as much as 14 points in the opening 20 minutes before Arizona State battled back, getting back to within four, 28-24, on Deja Mann’s free throw with 2:28 remaining. The Cardinal settled for a 35-28 halftime lead.
Stanford came out and scored the first nine points after halftime, breaking the game open.
Ogwumike also had 16 rebounds and three blocked shots. Taylor Greenfield scored 14 points while Lili Thompson and Karlie Samuelson added 11 apiece. Mikaela Ruef finished with 11 rebounds and five assists.
Katie Hempen led the Sun Devils with 13 points and Sophie Brunner checked in with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Adrianne Thomas logged six assists.
Stanford was 31-fof-57 (54.4 percent) overall, 3-for-6 (50 percent) from 3-point range and 15-for-20 (75 percent) from the foul line. Arizona State was 22-for-68 (32.4 percent), 2-for-12 (16.7 percent) and 10-for-14 (71.4 percent).
The Cardinal won the rebounding battle 41-36, but had 12 turnovers to 10 for the Sun Devils.
Stanford returns home Friday night, hosting UCLA (10-9, 4-3) at 8 p.m. Pacific.