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