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McCall helps Cardinal women leave Hawaii on a winning note

 

Erica McCall scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 25 minutes as the fifth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team downed Prairie View A&M, 88-45, Sunday on the final day of the Rainbow Wahine Shootout in Honolulu.

Lili Thompson and Briana Roberson each added 12 points for the Cardinal (5-2), which takes a two-week break for finals. Amber Orrange added 11 points.

Stanford plays again at home on Sunday, Dec. 14 against Santa Clara at 7 p.m.

McCall hit all four of her shots in the first half in scoring 11 of her points. Kaylee Johnson grabbed all eight of her rebounds in the first half as no one played more than 25 minutes in the game.

The Panthers held a 6-4 advantage just over two minutes into the contest before Stanford scored 23 unanswered points to take command of the game.

Consecutive 3-pointers from Thompson and Karlie Samuelson sparked the long run. Kaylee Johnson, who also blocked three shots, scored the first four points of the run.

The Cardinal also scored 12 of the last 14 points of the first half, taking a 52-18 edge into halftime.

Erica Payne's 3-pointer with 8:20 remaining to play gave Stanford its largest lead of the game at 78-33.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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