Feb 23, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal guard Amber Orrange (33) drives the ball defended by UCLA Bruins guard Nirra Fields (21) during the first half at Pauley Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Women's Hoops: No. 5 Stanford Cardinal Clinch 14th Straight Conference Title With Win At UCLA

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The Stanford Cardinal took control of the game with a 14-4 run in the second half and clinched their 14th consecutive conference title with a 65-56 win Sunday over the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles.

The Cardinal (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12 Conference) have won all three Pac-12 titles to go with their 11 straight Pac-10 championships prior to the league’s expansion in 2011-12.

The Bruins (12-16, 6-10) led by as many as five points in the first half and were up 25-23 with 3:34 to go before Stanford closed the half with six straight points to grab a 29-25 halftime lead.

The Cardinal clung to a 40-38 lead before going on their decisive run to get the lead into double digits. UCLA never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.

Chiney Ogwumike had 26 points, 15 rebounds, five blocked shots and four steals for the Cardinal and Amber Orrange scored 13 points. Mikaela Ruef notched 11 rebounds.

Nirra Fields scored 24 points for the Bruins and Thea Lemberger added 14. Corinne Costa finished with 12 rebounds and four assists.

Stanford was 23-for-53 (43.4 percent) overall, 2-for-9 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range and 17-for-27 (63 percent) from the free throw line. UCLA was 18-for-57 (31.6 percent), 6-for-12 (50 percent) and 14-for-21 (66.7 percent).

The Cardinal had a 41-35 rebounding advantage and committed 16 turnovers while the Bruins gave the ball away 18 times.

Stanford will be home for its final two regular-season games, beginning Thursday when the Cardinal host Washington at 8 p.m.

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