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No. 3 Stanford Women Rout Oregon State

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (CBS / AP) – Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 27 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Stanford to a 78-45 win over Oregon State on Thursday night.

Chiney Ogwumike added 10 points and Joslyn Tinkle had seven points and 14 rebounds for Stanford (23-1, 14-0 Pac-12), which led by 20 at halftime and as many as 38 in the second half.

Alyssa Martin scored 11 points for Oregon State (17-8, 8-6), which had won six straight.

The Cardinal have won 20 straight games this season, 25 in a row against Oregon State and 71 consecutive games versus Pac-12 teams.

Stanford shot 29 of 61 (47.5 percent) from the floor, while Oregon State was 19 of 57 (33.3). The Cardinal went 10 of 22 on 3-pointers, including three apiece by Toni Kokenis and Bonnie Samuelson.

Both teams struggled early on offense. Stanford led 8-2 after Chiney Ogwumike’s basket a little more than seven minutes into the game.

But the Cardinal soon pulled away. Lindy La Roque scored the last five points of a 15-2 run that put Stanford ahead 23-7.  Nnemkadi Ogwumike, who shot 10 of 16 overall, later scored six straight points for a 31-9 Cardinal lead.

Stanford led by as many as 22 in the first half and 36-16 at halftime, led by Nnemkadi Ogwumike’s 16 points.

In the first meeting between the teams this season, Stanford came away with a 67-60 win at home on Jan. 7. Oregon State led 35-31 at halftime after holding Stanford to 12-of-33 shooting.

The Beavers still had a lead with less than 11 minutes left in that game before the Cardinal went on to lead by double digits.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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