No. 4 Stanford 85, Princeton 66 foxsports Dec 18, 2011 at 12:08a ET Tara VanDerveer never worries about the production of star sisters Nnemkadi and Chiney Ogwumike. She needs more from the rest of Stanford’s roster – and right now. Article continues below ... Tennessee comes to town Tuesday and the Cardinal’s school-record 67-game winning streak seems vulnerable. Nneka Ogwumike showed what a perimeter threat she has become in a matter of months, knocking down long jumpers all game on the way to 22 points and 12 rebounds for No. 4 Stanford in a hard-fought 85-66 victory over Princeton on Saturday. Her little sister, Chiney, added 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting and nine rebounds as the Cardinal (7-1) extended their school-record home winning streak at Maples Pavilion to 67 games with a big second half. Stanford returned from its annual two-week break for final exams and received a tough test in a tuneup for Tuesday night’s sold-out showdown with the sixth-ranked Lady Vols. ”Nneka and Chiney sure balled today. They got after it,” VanDerveer said. ”For our team coming off of finals, we really needed this game. I thought their pace was great, I thought they were scrappy. If Nneka and Chiney were on their team, we would have gotten blasted. We need more people to step up.” Lauren Edwards scored 16 points for scrappy Princeton (7-4), which played a ranked opponent for the third time in its last five games but has still never beaten a Top-25 opponent. The Tigers were aggressive on both ends of the floor despite being overmatched, losing for the fourth time in five games following a 6-0 start. They are the two-time defending Ivy League champion with their sights set on a third straight trip to the NCAA tournament. ”I think they’re a tournament team. They played a tough schedule,” VanDerveer said. Coach Courtney Banghart certainly hopes this tough stretch will help come March. Nneka Ogwumike, fifth in the nation coming in with a 24.0 scoring average, hit long jumpers on each of her first four baskets – something she worked on tirelessly during the summer to become a more versatile scorer. She hit two 17-footers, an 18-footer and a 15-footer during the early sequence and another 15-footer late in the game, helping Stanford to its fourth straight win since a 68-58 loss at Connecticut on Nov. 21. ”That’s one thing I emphasized this summer with Chiney, and we still do. We come out early and work on our shots,” Nneka Ogwumike said. ”It’s all about having confidence in your shot. It’s definitely a new part of my dimension.” Princeton leading scorer Niveen Rasheed, who grew up in nearby Danville, also added 16 points but was held to 6-for-20 shooting – just below her 17.4 scoring average. The Tigers have started three or four Californians in each game, including two from the Bay Area. They made it a game in the first half, trailing 39-32 at the break with a 22-21 rebounding edge. ”We came out here to win like everybody else comes, not very many come out with a victory,” Banghart said. Both Banghart and VanDerveer were unhappy with the officiating and too many fouls being called rather than letting the teams play a physical game – like the ones they’ll get in the tournament. VanDerveer deals with this same dilemma every year during her rigorous non-conference schedule. ”I think it’s just how they call things on the West Coast, which is different than the East Coast,” she said. The Tigers took the ball aggressively to the basket, knocked down shots under pressure and crashed the boards for an early rebounding advantage over the much taller Cardinal. They knew a thing or two about this opponent. Princeton assistant Milena Flores played for 26th-year Stanford coach VanDerveer and helped the Cardinal to the 1997 Final Four. She ranks third in program history for career assists. VanDerveer substituted regularly throughout the first half to keep players fresh. She stuck with the Ogwumikes until the waning minutes before both came out with 2:36 to play. Freshman Taylor Greenfield scored five points during Stanford’s 13-4 spurt to open the second half as the Cardinal pulled away. Princeton center Devona Allgood also picked up her fourth foul with 17:19 left, which hurt the Tigers’ inside presence against the Ogwumike sisters. Allgood was whistled for her fifth foul with 9:07 remaining and took a seat for good. ”We knew coming to this gym we’d have to give our 100 percent effort and if we didn’t they would get all the loose balls and the momentum,” Rasheed said. Lindy La Rocque returned to Stanford’s starting lineup after coming off the bench the previous three games for the Cardinal because of a right foot problem that limited her minutes. She made three 3-pointers but Stanford shot just 6 for 22 from long range. Toni Kokenis added 11 points with two 3s for Stanford, which recovered for a 46-42 rebounding lead. This game was the second meeting between the schools after Stanford beat the Tigers 95-39 at Maples on Nov. 29, 2002 The Cardinal know they will have to be sharp for 40 minutes against Tennessee. ”It’s hustle,” Chiney Ogwumike said. ”We shouldn’t allow other teams to run out on us. That’s our goal. Sometimes it happens and we have to adjust. We all know we can do better.” .