No. 6 Cardinal Too Much For Cougars
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Nicole Powell scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as No. 6 Stanford beat Washington State 85-56 on Thursday night for its 26th consecutive Pac-10 victory.
T'Nae Thiel added 11 points and Sebnem Kimyacioglu 10 for the Cardinal (5-0, 13-1), who won their 19th straight at home, the second-longest active streak in Division I.
Jessica Perry scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Cougars (0-6, 0-14), who lost their 26th straight conference game and extended their overall losing streak to 38.
Stanford has never lost to Washington State in 35 meetings, and has beaten the Cougars by 10 or more 29 times.
Washington State is missing two key players in center Candace Fields, out for two weeks with a left foot stress fracture, and guard Kim Dugan, who is sidelined for the season with a broken left wrist.
The Cougars were held to fewer than 60 points for the 11th time.
Powell, playing in her fifth game since returning from an injury, recorded her second double-double of the season and the 22nd of her career. She also has six triple-doubles.
Stanford took a 14-4 lead less than four minutes in, as the Cougars missed 11 of their first 12 shots. Washington State shot 27.6 percent in the first 20 minutes.
The Cardinal upped their lead to 31-11 with 7:36 left in the first half, and
took a 44-21 edge into halftime despite 17 turnovers in the half.
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