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Coffee brews a career day for Stanford women's hoops

Cardinal shoots nearly 63 percent as Coffee, Fingall combine to go 10-of-10 from the field

Six scored in double figures and No. 11 Stanford shot better than 60 percent from the floor in an 87-39 victory over Wichita State on day two of the Cancun Challenge Friday.

Brittany McPhee and Shannon Coffee led the way with 13, Erica McCall added 12 and Alanna Smith, Marta Sniezek and Nadia Fingal each chipped in 11.


Shannon Coffee
Stanford (5-1) made 33 of 53 shots (.623), its best shooting performance since opening the 2014-15 season by converting 64.9 percent in a win over Boston College.

The Shockers (1-4) made it a two-point game, 13-11, on a Diamond Lockhart 3-pointer late in the first quarter before Stanford scored the next 23 points in a span of 6:38.

Wichita State scored its first points in the second period at 4:47 and was eventually limited to a combined 12 total points in the second and third quarters.

Fingall started the run with a 3-pointer, Sniezek sank two free throws and McPhee made a layup to close the first quarter.

McCall kept it going in the second, scoring Stanford's first seven points on a 3-pointer of her own, a finish at the rim and a midrange jumper.

Coffee and Karlie Samuelson each hit from just inside the arc and a pair of McPhee layups sandwiched around a DiJonai Carrington free throw capped the spurt.

Coffee had a career day, setting personal bests in both points (13) and rebounds (7) in 18 minutes. She made all five shots she attempted is 10-of-11 over the Cardinal's last three games. Fingall also didn't miss any of her five attempts and, as a group, Stanford's posts shot 18-of-25 (.720).

Sniezek had five assists without a turnover for the second straight day, to go along with her career-high tying 11 points. Stanford had 23 assists on its 33 made baskets and upped its per game assist average to 19.2.

The Cardinal concludes the Cancun Challenge against Purdue on Saturday 10:30 a.m.

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