No. 6 Stanford Women Defeat No. 14 UCLA

STANFORD (CBS / AP) — Chiney Ogwumike had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 6 Stanford past No. 14 UCLA 75-49 on Friday night in a much-needed victory that throws the Pac-12 race wide open.

Joslyn Tinkle added 16 points and Amber Orrange had 15 for the Cardinal (15-2, 4-1), who ended a two-game losing streak at home.

Alyssia Brewer scored 14 points to lead the Bruins (14-3, 4-1), who had won six in a row. Thea Lemberger added 12 points and Atonye Nyingifa had 11.

Ogwumike made sure Stanford avoided its first three-game home losing streak in 26 years, energizing her team with her constant hustle all over the court.

The Bruins were within 15-13 midway through the first half when Mikaela Ruef hit a shot that sparked a 13-2 run and gave Stanford a double-digit lead it never relinquished.

The Cardinal shot 50 percent for the game and held the Pac-12’s top-scoring team to a season low in points.

Stanford held a 36-24 lead at halftime.

The Cardinal opened the second half on a 13-2 run to put the game away and force a four-way tie for the conference lead heading into Sunday’s game with co-leader Southern California.

The Bruins visit co-leader California on Sunday.

It has been an unusual week for the Cardinal, who had their nation-best 82-game winning streak at home snapped in a 61-35 rout by then-No. 2 Connecticut on Dec. 29, then lost another home game last Sunday, 67-55 to rival California.

Stanford had suddenly seemed vulnerable after the Huskies and Bears took advantage of poor shooting and rebounding and a sudden lack of ability to hang onto the ball.

The loss to the Golden Bears ended an 81-game unbeaten run against conference opponents.

Stanford hasn’t lost three straight home games since early January of the 1986-87 season, in coach Tara VanDerveer’s second season on The Farm.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live