GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 77, Washington State 49

PULLMAN, Wash. - Hayley Jones and Kiana Williams each scored 16 points as No. 6 Stanford beat Washington State 77-49 for its 69th consecutive victory in the series.

Ashten Prechtel added 11 points for Stanford (14-2, 11-2 Pac-12), which has never lost to the Cougars in a series that dates to 1983.

Bella Murekatete scored a career-high 17 points for Washington State (8-6, 6-6), which was undone by 33% shooting. Ula Motuga added 10 points.

Stanford scored the final four baskets of the first quarter to take a 22-15 lead. Washington State was scoreless in the last four minutes of the first quarter, and Stanford sank 10 of its first 16 shots.

Stanford's last three baskets of the second quarter were 3-pointers as the Cardinal used a 9-1 closing run to take a 40-27 lead at halftime. Washington State was dogged by 36.7% shooting and 10 turnovers.

Murekatete scored the first nine points of the third for Washington State as the Cougars cut Stanford's lead to 45-36.

Stanford closed the third with a 12-5 run and Lexie Hull's basket at the buzzer gave the Cardinal a 57-41 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Cardinal opened the fourth with a 10-2 run. Associated Press


January 29, 2021