No. 2 Stanford 82, Oregon St. 48
Jayne Appel had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Nnemkadi Ogwumike
added 17 points and No. 2 Stanford clinched at least a share of its
10th straight Pac-10 title with an 82-48 victory over Oregon State
on Saturday night.
Playing in her final regular season home game, Appel went 6 of
10 from the floor and became only the third player in program
history to reach 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
The Cardinal (25-1 15-0 Pac-10) also extended their home winning
streak to 44 games, the second-longest in school history.
Jeanette Pohlen added 13 points and five assists for Stanford,
which has won 16 straight since losing to top-ranked Connecticut
80-68 on Dec. 23.
Haiden Palmer scored 16 points for Oregon State (9-16,
Stanford can clinch the Pac-10 regular season title outright by
winning just one of its final three games. The Cardinal play at
Arizona State and Arizona next week, then close out with a road
game against California on March 6.
Appel scored on a short layup with 8:48 remaining in the first
half to go over the 2,000-point mark in her career, joining Nicole
Powell and Val Whiting.
She’s just 13 boards short of breaking Lisa Leslie’s Pac-10
career rebounding record.
Ogwumike scored eight straight points as part of 13-1 by the
Cardinal to open the game then later scored on consecutive trips
down the floor when Stanford pushed its lead to 33-10.
The Cardinal opened a 25-point advantage at halftime and
increased it to as much as 29 midway through the second half when
Ogwumike scored on a quick layup to make it 65-36.
Oregon State, which was coming off a 66-62 loss to California on
Thursday, couldn’t keep up. The Beavers shot just 26.7 percent from
the floor in the first half and were only slightly better after the
Haiden, the only freshman starter for Oregon State, went 7 of 15
from the floor and reached double figures for the 14th time this