Stanford women surpass century mark in hoops win over Yale


Anna Wilson made a nice collegiate debut, Alanna Smith recorded a career-high in rebounds with 13 and the Stanford women's basketball team finished nonconference play in style, beating visiting Yale, 102-44, Wednesday night.

Karlie Samuelson hit four of five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points, two shy of matching her career-high, for the 13th-ranked Cardinal (10-2), which opens Pac-12 play at No. 18 Arizona State at 3 p.m. Friday (Pac-12 Networks).

Anna Wilson.

Alanna Smith.
Samuelson has 180 career 3-pointers to move past Kate Starbird into 10th place all-time at Stanford.

Erica McCall added 19 points while Wilson, who missed the first 11 games with an injury, scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Stanford shot 54.5 percent from the floor, including a 10-of-18 effort from long range.

Brittany McPhee, who finished with 15 points, and Samuelson combined to score the game's first eight points and it never got much better for Yale (8-4), which entered the game on a five-game winning streak on the road. The Bulldogs had won seven of their previous eight.

Castilleja grad Paige Vermeer made her season debut for Yale, missing a 3-pointer in her only attempt.

Stanford opened a 24-6 lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 60 following Shannon Coffee's layup with 4:03 left to play.

Cardinal coach Tara VanDerveer earned her 900th career victory, 10 wins shy of becoming the second NCAA women's basketball coach with 1,000 career wins.

The 58-point margin of victory matched the fifth-largest in school annals and is the largest margin since beating Washington by a school-record 77 in January of 2009. The Cardinal beat Yale by 56 points nine years ago.

Stanford had a 58-10 edge in the paint, 30-2 off turnovers, 16-0 on the break and 35-8 off the bench. Its 58 points in the paint were the program's most since it had the same number in a 92-68 win over UT Martin on Nov. 18, 2012.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Chris
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:02 am

I think you mean Tara had win 990, not 900.

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