Samuelson paces victory
SALT LAKE CITY — Karlie Samuelson scored 12 of her 14 points in the first half, and No. 13 Stanford never trailed in a 77-58 victory over Utah on Friday night.
The Cardinal (14-3, 4-1 Pac-12) have won six of their past seven games and bounced back from a 72-60, double-overtime loss to then-No. 16 Oregon State on Sunday.
Samuelson was 5-of-8 from the field and made four three-pointers. Erica McCall added 11 points, and Alanna Smith had 10 for Stanford. McCall also had six rebounds to move into ninth place on Stanford’s all-time list with 785.
Emily Potter scored 15 points to lead Utah (12-4, 1-4), which made just 19 of 56 field-goal attempts (34 percent). Paige Crozon added 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Stanford had a doubledigit lead late in the first quarter and built a 35-24 halftime lead. The Utes pulled to 40-34 with about 5 minutes left in the third quarter, but didn’t get closer. The Cardinal led by eight after three quarters and opened the fourth with a 14-4 run.
Stanford is 21-0 alltime against Utah.