GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Stanford 69, Indiana 66

By DOUG FEINBERG
AP Basketball Writer

NASSAU, Bahamas - Cameron Brink was the difference in an early season showdown between two of the top teams in the country.

Brink had 21 points, 22 rebounds and five blocks to help seventh-ranked Stanford edge No. 4 Indiana 69-66 at the Baha Mar Hoops Pink Flamingo Championship tournament.

"Cam is a great weapon inside, drives well from the high post. She's a complete package who can score," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "She's very quick."

Brink, who set a career high on the boards, also added five assists for the Cardinal (4-1) and made one of two free throws with 6.8 seconds left to make it a three-point game.

Indiana had one last chance, but Ali Patberg's 3-pointer was off the mark.

"This will serve us well down the stretch once the Big Ten starts," Indiana coach Teri Moren said. "We didn't shoot it great and we still had a chance of winning the game. The silver lining there is we can compete with anyone in the country."

With the Cardinal clinging to a 61-59 lead with 4:33 left, Brink scored to start a 6-0 run that gave the Cardinal an eight-point advantage with 2:19 to go. The Hoosiers (4-1) had gone without a field goal for 5:19 before Aleksa Gulbe swished a 3-pointer from the wing with 37.5 seconds remaining that made it 68-66.

Indiana got a stop on the defensive end when Brink turned it over with 13.2 seconds to go. The Hoosiers had a chance to tie it, but Grace Berger missed both free throws with 8.7 seconds left after she was fouled.

Brink could have sealed it a few seconds later but made only one of two free throws, setting up the Hoosiers' final chance.

Patberg had 19 points to lead Indiana.

The game was played at the Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas in a converted ballroom complete with a low ceiling and a raised stage right off midcourt that held up the scoreboard. There were bleachers behind the two benches for fans to sit on.

It was the first year there was a women's tournament, and the event brought in four of the top seven teams in the country. No. 5 North Carolina State beat second-ranked Maryland 78-60 in the opener.

This was a matchup of veteran squads that returned most of their starters from last season, and the two highly ranked teams put on a show. Stanford jumped out to a 10-point lead behind Fran Belibi before the Hoosiers rallied to within 37-34 at the half. Indiana scored the final seven points of the second quarter.

Stanford couldn't extend the lead to more than eight in the second half, and Indiana was able to close to within a single point a few times in the fourth quarter but couldn't ever tie it or take the lead.


Indiana
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Gulbe F 34 3-13 1-2 1-4 2-5 0 0 3 0 4 8
M. Holmes F 32 3-12 0-0 0-0 4-10 1 2 1 1 4 6
N. Cardano-Hillary G 38 5-10 5-8 3-5 1-8 1 0 3 2 3 18
G. Berger G 37 4-19 4-6 0-1 1-6 7 0 4 2 2 12
A. Patberg G 35 7-14 4-4 1-3 0-1 1 0 1 2 3 19
K. Browne 12 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 4 0
C. Moore-McNeil 7 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 3
C. Hose 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Waggoner 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 23-71
(.324)
14-20
(.700)
6-14
(.429)
11-38 10 2 12 7 20 66


Stanford
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Brink F 32 10-24 1-6 0-1 7-22 5 5 0 5 2 21
A. Prechtel F 16 3-7 0-0 0-3 3-6 1 0 0 1 2 6
L. Hull G 26 2-4 2-2 1-2 1-8 1 0 0 1 3 7
L. Hull G 23 1-6 1-2 0-1 1-2 3 0 2 3 5 3
A. Wilson G 17 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-3 0 0 0 1 1 2
H. Jump 28 2-4 0-0 1-2 1-2 2 1 0 0 1 5
H. Jones 22 3-8 2-2 0-1 0-5 2 0 1 1 0 8
F. Belibi 18 6-11 2-4 0-0 2-5 2 1 0 1 1 14
J. Hamilton 9 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 3
A. Jerome 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0
A. Emma-Nnopu 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Iriafen 1 0-1 0-2 0-0 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Demetre 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   200 29-70
(.414)
8-18
(.444)
3-12
(.250)
19-59 16 7 4 16 17 69


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