By W.G. RAMIREZ
LAS VEGAS (VFAB) — Haley Jones scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead No. 2 Stanford to a 57-44 victory more than Oregon State on Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.
Stanford (26-3), which was 16- in conference engage in all through the normal year, won its 18th straight video game this season and has won 32 consecutive game titles towards Pac-12 opponents, such as postseason perform.
The Cardinal, 51-6 all-time at the Pac-12 Match, improved to 19-1 all-time in the quarterfinals. Stanford, which swept the regular-time series by 23 and 24 details, is 6- against Oregon State in the party.
Soon after scoring just two details in the initial 50 percent, on 1 of 8 (12.5%) capturing, Jones erupted to rating 12 of her activity-large tally in the 3rd quarter on 5-of-7 shooting to help Tara VanDerveer’s squad pull absent.
”Tara claimed at halftime that the shots I was using (in) the to start with 50 percent ended up fantastic shots, so I just sort of experienced to have confidence in that,” Jones explained. “And my teammates instilled a whole lot of self confidence in me that those are photographs that are makeable and within just the movement of the offense. I feel issues just started off obtaining going in the 3rd quarter.”
Anna Wilson scored 11 details, and Cameron Brink added 10 factors and 6 rebounds to boost Stanford.
Oregon Point out (14-13) was led by Ellie Mack and Emily Codding, who every single had 13 points. Talia von Oelhoffen additional 10.
The Beavers shot just 29.6% from the industry. Stanford, which has held 57 of its last 62 opponents to 41.8% shooting or worse, improved to 45-1 when keeping its opponent to much less than 40% taking pictures.
The Cardinal concluded the activity capturing a alternatively bleak 23 of 61 (37.7%) from the flooring, but was 8 for 18 (44.4%) from 3-level vary.
Stanford opened the sport by dominating the 1st quarter, getting a 16-2 guide many thanks to a scorching hand from beyond the arc. While the Cardinal shot just 37.5% (6 of 16) from the floor, they were 4 of 7 (57.1%) from 3-level assortment. Oregon Condition, meanwhile, went 1 of 10 from the discipline in the opening time period.
“The first quarter was brilliant,” VanDerveer explained. “I assumed persons have been definitely locked in defensively. And it allows our defense when our offense scores. … I was happy that our staff just didn’t truly unwind and feel the game was around mainly because it is a 40-moment game.”
As the Beavers showed in the next quarter.
Immediately after Lexie Hull’s 3-pointer to start out the next pushed Stanford’s guide to 17, the Beavers uncovered their rhythm on offense and made use of a 13-3 spurt to get in 7 at 22-15. Wilson ended Stanford’s -for-7 drought with 5 rapid details ahead of von Oelhoffen’s 50 %-court docket drain at the buzzer still left the Cardinal with a 27-18 halftime direct.
“For our workforce, I beloved the heart, I liked the struggle,” Oregon Condition coach Scott Rueck said. “Obviously it was a challenging initial quarter scoring the ball. The big difference was they created pictures, we missed photographs. I believed that was the only variance early. Then it was battling back again from that stage. And I believed our workforce showed their character today.”
The Cardinal gamers donned Stanford soccer shirts over their jerseys for warmups to honor previous goalkeeper Katie Meyer, who was located lifeless in a campus residence, for every university officers. Meyer, 22, was a workforce captain who created two critical will save in a penalty shootout to assist Stanford win the nationwide championship in 2019.
Keep IT Reduced
The Cardinal are on a 51- operate when keeping opponents to a lot less than 70 details.
“I imagined it was a very little little bit like a heavyweight combat,” VanDerveer claimed. “These are two teams that know just about every other really well. They’re pretty talented. And I assume we just had to move up defensively, which we did.”
Massive BROTHER RUSS
As he has every year through the postseason event, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took his seat in the vicinity of the Stanford bench and sprung to his toes when his sister, Anna, drained the game’s 1st bucket from 3-stage array.
Oregon Condition: The Beavers, who rated 11th in the Pac 12 with a minus-5.69 turnover margin, committed 10 turnovers in advance of Stanford surrendered its first at the 6:07 mark of the fourth quarter. The Beavers committed 12 turnovers although Stanford established a conference tournament history for fewest turnovers in a sport with 3.
Stanford: With Colorado scoring an upset of No. 14 Arizona in Thursday’s to start with recreation, the Cardinal steer clear of the revenge-minded Wildcats, whom Stanford defeat in the lone assembly all through the typical season and in previous season’s national championship. The Cardinal swept Colorado this season.
Oregon Point out: With a Web position of 52, the Beavers hope their postseason carries on in the WNIT.
Stanford: Performs in Friday’s semifinal from Colorado.
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