No. 11 Stanford beats Northeastern 74-45 in Cancun Challenge
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) Erica McCall tied a career high with 27 points on Thursday and No. 11 Stanford beat Northeastern 74-45 in the first day of the Cancun Challenge.
McCall made 11 of 14 shots, including both of her 3-point attempts, and grabbed seven rebounds. Karlie Samuelson added six 3-pointers and 18 points for the Cardinal (4-1).
Stanford led by eight with 2:11 left in the third quarter and pulled away with a 19-1 burst. Nadia Fingall's layup capped the run at 64-38 with 6:45 left in the fourth.
Both teams started the game with cold shooting – the Cardinal missed their first eight shots from the field and the Huskies (2-3) made one of their first eight shots. Stanford took the lead for good at 4-2 with 5:36 left in the first quarter.
Zoe Zwerling led Northeastern with 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting.