GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 86, Southern Cal 59

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - Haley Jones had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Kiana Williams knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to 16 points, and No. 5 Stanford bounced back from consecutive defeats and its lone two losses of the season to beat USC 86-59.

Freshman Cameron Brink grabbed nine rebounds and Anna Wilson seven boards and eight points as the Cardinal (12-2, 9-2 Pac-12) held a 53-22 advantage on the glass. Stanford took control with a 16-0 run spanning the first two quarters as USC went nearly 7 minutes without scoring.

Endiya Rogers scored 19 points to lead USC (6-7, 4-6).

USC shot 8 of 16 in the first then went cold at 4 of 17 in the second, not scoring in the quarter until a putback by Jordan Sanders at the 6:51 mark.

Williams found her shot to help her team go 5 for 8 from long range after Stanford made only two 3-pointers in the loss to UCLA.

The Trojans made 7 of their initial 10 shots for a 16-13 lead late in the first but went scoreless over the final 3:42 of the period missing four shots as Stanford closed on a 7-0 run for a 22-18 lead.


Associated Press

January 24, 2021