Ogwumike lifts Stanford women over Oregon
- Associated Press
- February 24, 2013 - 8:15 PM
STANFORD, Calif. - Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points, grabbed a school record 24 rebounds and set a Stanford career mark with her 52nd double-double Sunday, leading No. 4 Stanford to a 74-50 victory over Oregon.
Ogwumike, a junior, broke the career double-double record she had briefly shared with her older sister, Nnemkadi Ogwumike. Chiney, the Pac-12s leading scorer and rebounder, broke her sister's single-game rebounding record of 23, set last season against Oregon. The younger Ogwumike's previous career high for rebounds was 19, set at Tennessee on Dec. 12, 2012.
Ogwumike had a double-double in the first half with 14 rebounds and 11 points as the Cardinal built a commanding 40-22 lead. She made double-double history with 1:55 left in the half, taking a pass on the low block and scoring. That gave her 11 points to go with 11 rebounds.
The Cardinal (26-2, 15-1 Pac-12) won their 12th straight game since suffering a 67-55 loss to Cal on Jan. 13 and remained tied atop the conference standings with the Bears. Stanford beat Oregon (4-24, 2-14) for the 17th consecutive time, improving to 47-8 in the series and 26-1 at Maples Pavilion.
Amber Orrange had 12 points for Stanford, while Sara James and Bonnie Samuelson scored 8 apiece.
Freshman Jillian Alleyne had a double-double for the Ducks with 12 points — all in the second half — and 10 rebounds. Devyn Galland scored 10 points, while Liz Brenner had 8.
Stanford jumped to a quick 7-0 lead and was never threatened by the Ducks. Galland led the Ducks with 9 first-half points, making all three of her shots from the field, including two 3s, and her lone free throw attempt.
Alleyne, who entered the game averaging 13.2 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, had four rebounds but didn't score in the first half.
Stanford shot 44.4 percent (16-for-36) from the field and 35.7 percent (5-for-14) from 3-point range in the first half. Oregon shot 23.5 percent (8-for-34) from the field and 30 percent (3-for-10) from long range.
After trailing by 18 at halftime, the Ducks played the Cardinal much tougher in the second half as Alleyne got untracked.
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