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Stanford 72, Creighton 59

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

By JANIE McCAULEY
AP Sports Writer

STANFORD, Calif. - Haley Jones had 16 points and eight assists, freshman Talana Lepolo scored a season-best 17 and No. 2 Stanford beat 21st-ranked Creighton 72-59 for its seventh straight victory.

Cameron Brink added 14 points and 16 rebounds in the final non-conference game for the Cardinal (12-1) ahead of their Pac-12 opener Friday at Maples Pavilion against rival California.

Stanford's lone defeat was a 76-71 overtime loss Nov. 20 to No. 1 South Carolina, the defending NCAA champion.

Lauren Jensen scored 18 points to lead cold-shooting Creighton (8-3), held to 36% from the field in the first meeting between the programs.

Emma Ronsiek added 11 points for the Bluejays, who have dropped three of four. They were coming off an 83-75 loss to No. 17 Arkansas in which Creighton went just 8 of 35 on 3-pointers and then fell five places in this week's AP Top 25.

Stanford made five of its first seven shots to jump ahead in a hurry 13-5, with Lepolo making her initial three 3s. But the Cardinal hit a field goal drought of nearly six minutes, missing seven straight shots during a 2-for-12 stretch in the fourth quarter as Creighton threatened.

Bluejays leading scorer Morgan Maly - who along with three others at 6-foot-1 are the team's tallest players - was held to nine points on 3-for-14 shooting, 3 of 10 from deep.

Creighton went without a field goal for 3:20 in the second quarter after a 3-pointer at the 9:49 mark by Maly, who was averaging 17.7 points per game.

BIG PICTURE

Creighton: This has been quite a non-conference stretch of big tests for the Bluejays, who face three straight ranked opponents - with UConn up next - and four in six games overall. ... Creighton, which used a late 8-0 run to make things interesting, shot 20 for 56 overall and 9 of 31 on 3s (29%). ... The Bluejays outrebounded Arkansas 46-36 but were pounded on the boards in this game, 15-2 in the first quarter, 26-8 by halftime and 50-25 overall. ... Creighton limited its turnovers to six, four through three quarters.

Stanford: Hannah Jump went 0 of 5 from long range for the most 3-point misses in her career and her first game without making one since an NCAA Tournament Elite Eight game vs. Texas last March. ... Stanford took charge with a 27-point first quarter. ... The Cardinal went 0 for 5 from deep in the second quarter. ... Brink, who matched her career high with six blocks in Sunday's 77-70 win against Tennessee, swatted two more to give her 41 through the first 13 games. ... Stanford got better all-around production a game after the players other than Brink, Jones and Jump shot just 6 for 24.

December 20, 2022


Creighton
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Ronsiek F 33 4-11 1-2 2-6 1-5 2 1 0 1 1 11
L. Jensen G 34 6-14 4-4 2-6 0-0 3 0 1 1 2 18
M. Mogensen G 29 2-7 1-2 1-5 0-3 2 0 0 1 2 6
M. Maly G 27 3-14 0-0 3-10 2-6 2 1 1 1 3 9
R. Saunders G 23 2-4 3-5 0-1 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 7
C. Bachelor 14 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 1 0 1 1
M. Brake 12 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-2 0 0 1 0 2 2
K. Townsend 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0
J. Horan 8 2-3 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 5
K. Lockett 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 20-56
(.357)
10-15
(.667)
9-31
(.290)
4-25 13 2 5 6 13 59


Stanford
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Brink F 29 6-9 2-3 0-1 2-16 2 2 1 3 2 14
K. Iriafen F 23 4-8 3-5 0-1 5-9 1 0 0 2 4 11
H. Jones G 37 7-14 1-2 1-3 0-4 8 0 1 1 2 16
T. Lepolo G 32 6-13 0-0 5-11 1-3 1 0 1 0 0 17
H. Jump G 26 2-8 0-0 0-5 0-0 3 0 0 0 0 4
E. Bosgana 14 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-3 0 0 0 2 2 4
B. Demetre 8 1-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 2 1 2
F. Belibi 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 0 0 2
A. Emma-Nnopu 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 2 0 0
I. Nivar 6 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 2
L. Betts 3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 0 2 0
J. Harriel 3 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Prechtel 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   197 29-63
(.460)
7-12
(.583)
7-26
(.269)
16-50 16 2 3 15 15 72


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