GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 66, Gonzaga 62

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS
Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. - Hannah Jump and Francesca Belibi each scored 14 points for No. 7 Stanford in a narrow 66-62 win over Gonzaga.

Cameron Brink scored 12 points and Lexie Hull 11 for the defending national champions, who lost at home to Texas a week ago and are now 3-1.

Melody Kempton scored 16 points for Gonzaga (3-1), who beat the Cardinal when the teams last played in Spokane in 2018. A late shooting slump doomed the Bulldogs in this game.

Stanford leading scorer and rebounder Haley Jones, who had a triple-double in the previous game, did not play.

Gonzaga finished the first quarter on a 16-5 run to take a 23-13 lead. But Jump sank consecutive 3-pointers and a field goal, and Ashten Prechtel hit a pair of 3s to cut Gonzaga's lead to 35-32 at halftime.

Two 3-pointers by Jump midway through the third lifted Stanford to a 42-40 lead, and the team hung on to go up 50-47 entering the fourth quarter.

Then, the teams swapped the lead a couple of times, and Belibi's basket pushed Stanford's lead to 56-52 with 5 minutes left. Gonzaga's Eliza Hollingsworth and Kayleigh Truong made free throws to tie the game at 56 with 4:28 left.

Stanford took a 62-58 lead on Lexie Hull's free throw, a Brink basket and a free throw by Lacie Hull.

Gonzaga, meanwhile, went cold, making just 1 of 9 field-goal attempts. But Cierra Walker of Gonzaga hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to cut Stanford's lead to 63-62.

Anna Wilson made a free throw for Stanford, Kaylynne Truong missed a 3-point attempt for Gonzaga and the Bulldogs trailed 64-62 with 4 seconds left. Stanford's Lexie Hull sank a pair of free throws for the final score.


Stanford
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Prechtel F 24 3-6 0-0 2-5 2-2 2 2 0 2 3 8
C. Brink F 19 6-8 0-2 0-0 0-6 0 0 0 2 4 12
L. Hull G 39 4-11 3-4 0-1 3-7 1 0 4 2 3 11
L. Hull G 33 2-4 2-6 0-0 1-5 7 0 1 4 3 6
A. Wilson G 18 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 1 1 1 1
H. Jump 31 5-11 0-0 4-10 1-2 3 0 0 0 0 14
F. Belibi 19 6-11 2-4 0-0 2-4 0 0 1 0 3 14
A. Jerome 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0
B. Demetre 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
K. Iriafen 2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 26-54
(.481)
8-18
(.444)
6-16
(.375)
14-36 13 3 8 13 19 66


Gonzaga
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. O'Connor F 29 0-6 1-2 0-4 0-3 1 0 1 2 3 1
M. Kempton F 27 6-11 4-5 0-0 3-5 1 1 0 0 3 16
A. Virjoghe F 16 1-2 2-2 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 1 1 4
K. Truong G 28 1-9 7-7 0-2 0-2 6 0 3 0 2 9
C. Walker G 27 2-5 0-0 2-2 0-3 0 0 1 0 2 6
Y. Ejim 26 5-8 1-1 0-0 4-6 1 1 0 2 3 11
K. Truong 20 1-6 0-0 1-4 0-1 4 0 1 4 3 3
M. Williams 13 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0
E. Hollingsworth 11 4-7 2-2 2-4 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 12
B. Salenbien 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Totals   201 20-54
(.370)
17-19
(.895)
5-16
(.313)
13-31 14 2 8 11 19 62


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