Stanford women let Pac-12 hoops game get away to Beavers


Stanford missed nine of its final 10 shots while host Oregon State made its last seven shots and the 12th-ranked Beavers pulled off a stunning comeback to beat the No. 11 Cardinal, 58-50, in Pac-12 Conference women's basketball action Sunday.

Kailee Johnson, who scored a career-high 14 points, made a pair of free throws with 7:07 remaining to play to give Stanford (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12) an 11-point lead against the conference favorites.

Erica McCall
Oregon State (14-3, 5-1) followed with a devastating 17-0 run, during which the Cardinal missed five shots and turned the ball over twice as the Beavers, 8-of-9 from the field in the final period, outscored Stanford, 23-4, over the final 6:45 of the contest.

The Cardinal will need to put this game behind them quickly as road games at USC and UCLA loam next week. Stanford plays the Trojans in the Galen Center at 8 p.m. Friday, a game to be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.

Stanford fell into a three-way tie for fourth place, two games behind conference leader Arizona State and a game back of Oregon State. The Cardinal share the fourth spot with Utah and UCLA. Washington's victory over USC allowed the Huskies to leap-frog into third, by a half-game, from fifth.

Erica McCall, who scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, hit a layup with 5:12 left in the third quarter, giving Stanford its largest lead at 38-23.

The Beavers were 9-of-30 from the field and 1-of-4 from the foul line at that point. They shot 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the field and 75 percent (9-of-12) from the foul line the rest of the way. Oregon State was 8-of-16 from long range.

The Cardinal, meanwhile, was 15-of-39 (46.1 percent) from the field after McCall's layup. Stanford was 3-of-18 (16.7 percent) from the field and committed five of its eight turnovers the rest of the way. The Cardinal was 2-of-11 from 3-point land

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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Posted by Karl Drobnic
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on Jan 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

Women absolutely collapsed in Corvallis during 4th quarter of the basketball game. Coach had no answers. Team looked fatigued and out of shape. Beavers ran circles around them.

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