Feb 16, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard Lili Thompson (1) dribbles the ball against the Arizona Wildcats at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 Stanford Cardinal Overwhelms Arizona In First Half, Cruises To 74-48 Win


Bonnie Samuelson scored 17 points in the first half, hitting five 3-pointers, and the No. 6-ranked Stanford Cardinal broke the game with a 28-2 run in the first half en route to a 74-48 win Sunday over the Arizona Wildcats at Maples Pavilion.

The Cardinal (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12 Conference) trailed 11-8 before Lili Thompson and Chiney Ogwumike scored eight straight points to launch the overwhelming run. Arizona (5-20, 1-13) missed 15 shots in a row over a 10½-minute span that basically decided the game.

Stanford banged home 10 3-pointers in the first half while the Wildcats made just seven baskets total.

Samuelson led the Cardinal with 17 points, as she did not score in the second half, and Ogwumike had 15 points and nine rebounds in just 22 minutes. Amber Orrange handed out nine assists.

LaBrittney Jones notched 11 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Wildcats. Keyahndra Cannon had four assists and Breanna Workman also grabbed three steals.

Arizona was 17-for-54 (31.5 percent) overall, 0-for-5 from 3-point range and 14-for-19 (73.7 percent) from the free-throw line. Stanford was 28-for-58 (48.3 percent), 13-for-24 (54.2 percent) and 5-for-8 (62.5 percent).

The Cardinal had a 42-28 edge on the glass and turned the ball over 15 times. The Wildcats committed nine turnovers.

Stanford begins its final road trip of the regular season on Friday when it visits USC at 6 p.m. Pacific on Friday.

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