Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Stanford star, supporting cast deliver

STANFORD, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer had one message for her players before facing Tennessee: "If we rebound, we win."

Chiney Ogwumike and Co. delivered in that department, and on offense, too.

Amber Orrange hit a lefthanded layin and was fouled with 25.8 seconds left for a three-point play, helping seal No. 6 Stanford's 76-70 victory against third-ranked Tennessee on Saturday.

Ogwumike had 32 points, a season-best 20 rebounds — 11 on the offensive end — and three blocks as the Cardinal (10-1) held off a late rally.

"This game really boiled down to we had Chiney," VanDerveer said. "Chiney had a monster game. She's a warrior for us. She doesn't have as much help around her as (big sister) Nneka did."

Yet Ogwumike's supporting cast is making noticeable strides as the Pac-12 season approaches.

Freshman Lili Thompson's pullup 12-footer with 8:09 to play put Stanford ahead 63-51. She finished with a season-best 14 points. And Taylor Greenfield hit three 3-pointers in the first half and had 11 points off the bench.

Ariel Massengale scored 17 to lead the Vols (10-1), who were hurt by 35.8 percent shooting.

NO. 7 LOUISVILLE 69, NO. 11 COLO. 62: Shoni Schimmel had a season-high 30 points for the host Cardinals (12-1), who snapped a streak of 33 nonconference regular-season victories by the Buffaloes (9-1).

NO. 13 OKLA. ST. 68, GA. TECH 60: Liz Donohoe scored 27 to lead the Cowgirls (10-0) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

NO. 14 UNC 103, HIGH POINT 71: Xylina McDaniel had 16 points to lead six players in double figures for the host Tar Heels (11-2), who have scored 100-plus in three of their past four games.

RUTGERS 61, NO. 16 GEORGIA 58: Kahleah Copper and Betnijah Laney scored 18 each for the host Scarlet Knights, who survived a rally by the Bulldogs (11-1).

NO. 19 NEBRASKA 87, S. DAKOTA 53: Jordan Hooper had 19 points and seven rebounds for the host Cornhuskers (9-2).

MARIST 76, NO. 21 OKLA. 69: Sydney Coffey and Casey Dulin scored four each in the final 33 seconds as the host Red Foxes upset the Sooners (8-4).

NO. 22 IOWA 73, DRAKE 51: Ally Disterhoft had 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the host Hawkeyes (11-2).

NO. 23 SYRACUSE 64, ST. JOE'S 62: Brittney Sykes scored six of her 20 in the final 2:37, including the winning layup with three seconds left for the host Orange (10-1).

NO. 25 GONZAGA 69, WASH. ST. 62: Haiden Palmer broke out of a slump with 20 points to carry the visiting Bulldogs (10-2).

State

CHARLESTON 71, USF 64: The host Bulls (5-6) lost for the third straight time. Courtney Williams had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Alisia Jenkins 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.

NO. 24 FSU 72, LONG BEACH 57: Natasha Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the visiting Seminoles (11-1) in the Long Beach Classic.

TAMPA 70, QUINCY 65: Taylor McVey had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and the Spartans (7-3) held off a rally in the Terrace Hotel Classic hosted by Florida Southern in Lakeland.

ARMSTRONG ATLANTIC ST. 67, ECKERD 54: Hanna Bognar had 11 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks as the visiting Pirates beat the Tritons (6-3).

UF 90, FIU 74: Christin Mercer had 31 points and Cassie Peoples 24, both career highs, as Florida (9-3) won its fourth straight Gator Holiday Classic.

LATE FRIDAY: Teresa Manigrasso and Chelsea Williams had 15 points each to lead Saint Leo (10-0) to a 69-42 victory over Brevard College in the AT&T Hoops Classic at the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

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