STANFORD, Calif. — No. 8 Stanford (14-1, 3-0 Pac-12) used a second-half surge to high Washington (11-3, 1-2) Sunday afternoon at Maples Pavilion. The win additionally gave Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer win No. 1200 placing her simply three victories away from passing Mike Krzyzewski (1,202) to turn into the winningest coach in school basketball historical past (ladies’s or males’s).
First quarter forwards and backwards
Stanford bought off to a quick begin with a 6-0 run with junior ahead Kiki Iriafen making two layups to attain the sport’s first 4 factors. That benefit was short-lived as Washington shortly caught up. Led by Dalayah Daniels, the Huskies went on a 7-0 run to beat a six-point deficit and take the lead, 8-6 at 6:00 within the first quarter.
Senior ahead Cameron Brink was key in serving to the Stanford staff come out forward after a back-and-forth contest within the first quarter. A second-chance layup from freshman ahead Nunu Agara gave the house staff the sting on the finish of the interval, 15-13.
Sadly for the Cardinal, Brink completed the primary quarter with two fouls. She was subbed out at 1:33 within the first quarter and was the staff’s main scorer, main rebounder, and career-leader in blocked photographs. and didn’t play in any respect within the second interval.
No Brink, no drawback
Washington tied the sport up on the outset of the second quarter with a pullup jumper from senior ahead Lauren Schwartz. Stanford regained the lead with a free throw from Iriafen. Freshman ahead Nunu Agara had a breakout quarter, main her staff even with the absence of Brink with eight factors. Agara was efficient on each ends of the courtroom.
“I like how Nunu battled in there,” VanDerveer stated when commenting on the freshman’s play within the second body. “One time she bought like two or three of her personal rebounds….Nunu shouldn’t be a freshman….That woman is so poised. She’s so reliable on the market.”
It was a great signal for the Cardinal to carry off a gifted and unrelenting Huskies squad with out Brink.
“To get different individuals stepping up I believe is absolutely necessary they usually did it tonight,” VanDerveer added.
Tight recreation on the break however a dominant end
On the half, Stanford led Washington 35-30. Iriafen led all scorers with 12 factors plus 4 rebounds. Agara was additionally in double figures with 10 factors and together with 4 rebounds. Each groups shot 43% from the sector general within the first half (50% every within the second quarter).
Stanford took management of the sport within the third quarter as Brink was again within the lineup. And together with Iriafen and graduate pupil guard Hannah Leap, they helped the Cardinal outscore the Huskies 25-14 in ten minutes. Leap, who didn’t rating in any respect within the first half, had 13 within the third interval. Her photographs got here from past the arc as she made 4-of-4 treys. Brink’s rebounding prowess was additionally an element; she corralled 5 within the quarter.
Brink completed sturdy within the fourth quarter with seven factors and 5 rebounds within the final ten minutes. She completed with a double-double of 16 factors, 16 rebounds, 4 assists and three blocks. Iriafen led in scoring with 19 factors together with 9 rebounds. Leap contributed 13 factors and three rebounds. Agara had 12 factors and 4 rebounds.
“I’m actually happy with our staff,” VanDerveer commented about her squad. “Washington has a really gifted staff. They’re a really well-coached staff. They’ve nice shooters on their staff. I believe our staff actually stepped up defensively.”
Dalayah Daniels paced Washington with 15 factors, above her season common of 11.5 factors per recreation. Three different Huskies had been in double figures. Elle Ladine (12 factors, 5 rebounds); Sayvia Sellers (11 factors); and Schwartz (10 factors, 4 assists).
Washington go away the Bay Space with two losses after dropping a contest to California on Friday. They return dwelling to face in-state rival on Monday, Jan. 14 for the second recreation of the
Huskies head coach Tina Langley congratulated VanDerveer on the 1,200th win postgame and complimented the Cardinal.
“I wish to congratulate Tara on 1,200 wins,” Langley stated. “Unimaginable, clearly being three away from Coach Okay. I simply suppose they’re an extremely coached staff, very disciplined. They do what they do rather well. And the issues that they try this harm us essentially the most had been the best way they rebounded the ball, and the best way they share it with out over dribbling.”
Stanford goes on the highway to face two ranked groups. The Cardinal play at Utah on Jan. 12 and Colorado on Jan. 14.