No. 6 Stan­ford’s 30-point blowout cools off Ari­zona

The Sacramento Bee - - Sports -

The Ari­zona women’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram is in the midst of a resur­gence. The Wild­cats beat two ranked teams in a row at home. Then, No. 6 Stan­ford came to town and re­stored the nat­u­ral or­der of things in the Pac-12.

Alanna Smith scored 20 points, DiJonai Car­ring­ton had 19 and the Car­di­nal rolled past Ari­zona 78-48 on Sun­day to com­plete a two-game Pac-12 sweep in the desert.

“They’re tough. They play re­ally well, smart,” Ari­zona coach Adia Barnes said, “and they ex­ploit ev­ery weak­ness that you have as a team.”

Smith made 4 of 6 3point­ers, grabbed 14 re­bounds and blocked seven shots for Stan­ford (14-1,

4-0 Pac-12).

Aari McDon­ald of Ari­zona (13-3, 3-2) en­tered as the na­tion’s lead­ing scorer at 26 points per game but was held to 17 on 6-of-22 shoot­ing, in­clud­ing 0 for 6 from 3-point range.

No. 19 Ari­zona State 62, No. 24 Cal 61: Kianna Ibis made 4 of 4 from 3-point range and scored 26 points, and Reili Richard­son made a free throw with five sec­onds left to lift the Sun Devils (12-4,

3-2 Pac-12) over the Bears

(10-5, 1-3). Trail­ing 54-48, fresh­man McKen­zie Forbes (Fol­som High School) made a 3-pointer be­fore Kris­tine Anigwe scored Cal’s last 10 points in a

13-5 run that gave the Bears a 61-59 lead with a minute left. Anigwe had

21 points and 16 re­bounds for her 16th con­sec­u­tive dou­ble-dou­ble.


Ari­zona 87, Cal 65: Chase Jeter scored a ca­reer-high

23 points and the vis­it­ing Wild­cats (13-4, 4-0

Pac-12) rolled past the Bears (5-11, 0-4) to com­plete a Bay Area road sweep. Jeter, a 6-foot-10 trans­fer from Duke, had nine re­bounds.

Jus­tice Sue­ing tied his ca­reer high with 27 points for Cal, which an­tic­i­pated a boost from the re­turn of lead­ing scorer Paris Austin, but he was held to eight points on 2-of-8 shoot­ing and two as­sists. Idaho State 72, Sacra­mento State 70: Bran­don Boyd scored the win­ning layup with two sec­onds to go to lift the vis­it­ing Ben­gals (7-7, 3-2 Big Sky) over the Hor­nets (6-7, 0-4).

Mar­cus Graves scored a sea­son-high 27 points on

10-of-16 shoot­ing for Sacra­mento State. Iza­yah Mau­ri­o­hooho-Le’afa scored 16 points and Joshua Pat­ton 11.

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