Pinewood alum Hannah Jump was in street clothes for Stanford's 90-36 victory over visiting Northern Colorado in a nonconference women's basketball contest on Thursday night, courtesy of a broken nose sustained during a recent practice.
Jump could have played but the third-ranked Cardinal (3-0) wanted to be cautious against a team that was clearly overwhelmed.
It's a different situation when Gonzaga comes to town Sunday for a 5 p.m. nonconference encounter. Jump will likely be in uniform sporting a hand-me-down mask to protect her nose from direct contact. She's wearing the same mask that Alyssa Jerome used for her broken nose.
The Bulldogs have beaten Stanford in two of their past three meetings.
"We're excited about playing them," Stanford's Lacie Hull said. "The next two days will be important. They are a skilled team and we have to play well."
Lacie Hull and Lexie Hull grew up in Spokane watching Gonzaga develop into an elite program. Lexie Hull did not play in last year's game, in Spokane, because of an injury. Lacie Hull scored nine points in 37 minutes.
The Golden Eagles (0-3) competed but were up against a team challenged by coach Tara VanDerveer to be better defensively after the Cardinal allowed 71 points to USF.
Stanford clamped down hard, limiting Northern Colorado to an overall 21.6% shooting night (11-of-51). The Cardinal also forced 19 turnovers that it turned into a 25-5 scoring advantage.
The Stanford bench outscored the Golden Eagles, accounting for 50 points. Lacie Hull scored seven of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter. Starters DiJonai Carrington and Haley Jones each added 11 points for the Cardinal, which shot at a 54.4% rate.
Jones, who starred at Mitty and was deemed the nation's top recruit, earned her first career start, adding three assists and a pair of rebounds.
"Haley looks good in transition," Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer said. "She helps us push the ball and she can post up too. She understands the pace we want to play. She'll only get better and better. I thought all the freshmen played well. We're playing well for November. If we're still playing like this in December I'll be mad."
Freshman Fran Belibi added eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Thomas Williamson's goal in the 56th minute was the difference as the No. 4 Stanford men's soccer team dropped its regular-season finale to Cal, 1-0, on Thursday night at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
"It was a really disappointing result since I thought we played well in the first half and had good position heading into the break," said the Knowles Family Director of Men's Jeremy Gunn. "Cal had a strong 10 minutes to start the second half and credit them for taking their chance during that time. It's bitterly disappointing to end the regular season like this, but maybe we can learn a lesson from tonight."
The Cardinal (13-2-3, 6-2-2) outshot the Golden Bears (8-6-3, 4-4-2), 13-9, and had a 2-1 advantage on corner kicks but failed to capitalize on its chances on either side of Cal's goal. Andrew Thomas made four saves and Zach Ryan led the Cardinal with five shots.
Stanford will discover its postseason fate from the NCAA selection show on Monday.