GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 83, Washington 50

LAS VEGAS - Haley Jones scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead No. 2 Stanford to an 83-50 victory over Washington.

The Pac 12 home opener for Stanford (3-0, 1-0 Pac 12) was shifted from Palo Alto, California to Las Vegas due to Santa Clara County's ban on sporting events and practices for three weeks.

Francesca Belibi and Hannah Jump each chipped in with 12 points for the Cardinal. Jump also had a career-high tying four rebounds.

Quay Miller had 10 points to lead Washington (3-1, 1-1).

Jones opened the game by hitting her first eight attempts en route to a 14-for-15 performance from the floor, the best shooting percentage in a single-game by a Stanford player since 1981 (minimum 10 attempts).

The Huskies held it together in the first quarter, pulling within one point three times, and never let Stanford's lead get bigger than five points. But the Cardinal turned up their defensive pressure in the second quarter, limiting the Huskies to just four points and only one field goal.

While Washington struggled to an abysmal 1-for-14 (7.1%) shooting display in the second quarter, the Cardinal were 11-for-20 (55%) from the field, making up for a bleak 1 of 13 display offering from 3-point range in the first half.

Jones sparked the surge, scoring 10 points during Stanford's 14-0 run to start the second quarter. But it was more than her scoring, as she injected fuel with a key offensive rebound and a defensive tip off the glass to ignite a fast break to keep momentum flowing in the Cardinal's direction.


Associated Press

December 6, 2020