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Stanford Depth Too Much For Injured Cougars

Five Cardinal score 10 or more.

January 21, 1999

PULLMAN, Wash. - Stanford spread the scoring wealth around while holding Washington State's Tricia Lamb, the league's leading scorer, to only her fourth single-digit total of the season en route to a 77-65 victory in Pacific-10 women's basketball action at Friel Court Thursday night.

Stanford (8-9 overall, 4-2 in Pac-10) was led by Bethany Donaphin and Carolyn Moos, who managed 16 points and nine rebounds apiece. Lindsey Ymasaki finished with 13 points while Christina Batastini and Milena Flores scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.

WSU (7-8, 1-5) was powered by 17 points from Jennifer Stinson and 12 from Yvonne Volkman. Victoria Harrod pulled down a game-high ten rebounds. The Cougars played without two starters, forwards Alke Dietel and Cathy McNeely, both sidelined with knee injuries. Dietel suffered a knee sprain in Wednesday's practice, while McNeely has been sidelined since the Washington game early in the month. WSU head coach Harold Rhodes said both players are questionable for next week's trip to Los Angeles.

In first half action, Stanford raced out to a 22-10 advantage over the first 11 minutes, then extended its lead to 35-17 with 4:08 left in the half. Two three-pointers by Stinson helped spark an 11-2 run for WSU, bringing the Cougars to within eight, 37-29, at halftime.

In the second half, the Cardinal held WSU without a field goal for the first five minutes of play to propel a 13-1 run that put Stanford up by 20 at 15:55. After two more Stinson treys and another by Volkman, the Cougs offense was momentarily brought back to life and shortened the Cardinal advantage to just ten points, 64-54, with 4:30 left in the game.

Flores immediately answered WSU's challenge with six unanswered points, followed by two more from Donaphin, and the Cardinal had their knockout punch.

"Defensively, I thought we played well," said Rhodes. "But I don't think it's defense that is hurting us right now, it's a lack of consistent offensive production."

Lamb, who averaged 18.1 points coming into the contest, was held scoreless until she nailed a free throw at the 5:34 mark of the second half. She then scored eight more points, including two treys, in the final five minutes.

Washington State closes out the weekend homestand by hosting the California Bears at 1:00 p.m. Saturday. The game will be shown live by FOX Sports Net, including Fox Sports Northwest.

Stanford (8-9) Dimson 1-6 0-0 2, Donaphin 7-11 2-3 16, Moos 8-13 0-0 16,
Flores 3-8 4-4 10, Yamasaki 5-9 1-2 13, Batastini 4-8 3-4 12, Gbalazeh 0-0
2-3 2, Freuen 0-1 2-2 2, Izidor 2-3 0-0 4, Granderson 0-1 0-0 0,St. Clair
0-0 0-0 0, Enghusen 0-1 0-0 0, Moseley 0-0 0-0 0, Team 30-61 14-18 77

WSU (7-8) - Harrod 2-6 5-8 9, Volkman 5-16 0-0 12, Quinton 1-5 0-0 2, Nyseth 0-7 3-4 3, Lamb 3-12 1-2 9, Castle 0-0 0-0 0, Kerns 2-6 3-3 8, DeAnda 2-2 0-0 5, Stinson 6-9 1-2 17, Team 21-63 13-19 65.

Halftime - Stanford 37, WSU 29. 3-point goals - Stanford 3-6 (Flores 0-1, Yamasaki 2-3, Batastini 1-2), WSU 10-25 (Volkman 2-6, Nyseth 0-4, Lamb 2-5, Kerns 1-4, DeAnda 1-1, Stinson 4-5). Fouled Out - None. Rebounds - Stanford 41 (Moos, Donaphin 9), WSU 38 (Harrod 10). Assists - Stanford 15 (Flores 10), WSU 13 (Harrod, Nyseth, Stinson 3). Turnovers - Stanford 17 (Moos, Yamasaki 4), WSU 18 (Nyseth 5). Steals - Stanford 9 (Flores 4), WSU 10 (Harrod 4). Blocks - Stanford 3 (Moos 3), WSU 1 (Harrod 1). Total Fouls - Stanford 16, WSU 15. Tech - None. A - 734.

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