Stanford Cardinal Power Past UCLA Bruins In Second Half

Jan 24, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) reacts after making a shot against the UCLA Bruins during the first half at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal were in a dogfight Friday night at Maples Pavilion.

For a half, anyway.

The Cardinal (18-1, 7-0 Pac-12 Conference) extended their winning streak to 17 games by overpowering the visiting UCLA Bruins in the second half for a 72-55 win.

The Bruins (10-10, 4-4) were within a single point at the break, 36-35, closing the half on a 10-3 run after falling behind 33-25 with 3:43 left.

UCLA scored the first points of the second half to take a 37-36 lead, but Stanford went on a 13-4 run to take control of the game and then steadily pulled away to close it out.

Chiney Ogwumike had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cardinal. Lili Thompson scored 15 points, Erica McAll added 12 and Sara James tossed in 11 while Amber Orrange dished out eight assists.

Atonye Nyingifa led the Bruins with 18 points and eight rebounds, Nirra Fields added 13 points and Thea Lemberger logged seven assists.

The Bruins stayed in the game as long as they did by forcing 16 Stanford turnovers while committing just six of their own.

UCLA was 24-for-73 (32.9 percent) overall, 3-for-9 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the foul line. Stanford was 31-for-58 (53.4 percent), 5-for-11 (45.5 percent) and 5-for-7 (71.4 percent).

The Cardinal dominated the glass 45-30.

Stanford hosts USC, which upset No. 19 Cal Friday night, on Monday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Topics: Stanford Cardinal Women's Basketball

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