No. 4 Stanford dismantles Oregon in Pac-12 opener

By The Sports Network
January 4, 2014 - 12:03am

Stanford, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chiney Ogwumike led all players with 33
points to help lead fourth-ranked Stanford cruise to a 96-66 win over Oregon
at Maples Pavilion.

Ogwumike went 15-of-19 from the field and hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds to become the conference's all-time leading rebounder as the Cardinal (12-1, 1-0 Pac-12) registered their 10th straight victory. Bonnie Samuelson added 21 points, shooting 6-of-9 from long range in the win.

The Ducks (9-3, 0-1) couldn't match Stanford's skill, but Jillian Alleyne totaled 26 points and 13 rebounds, while both Chrishae Rowe and Ariel Thomas put up 11 points apiece.

Oregon was able to keep the matchup competitive until Stanford went on a 10-0 run capped off by an Ogwumike jumper to spring out to a 35-20 lead with 5:22 left in the first half. Karlie Samuelson made her sole three-pointer with 25 seconds left to bring the Cardinal to halftime with a 51-34 lead.

Alleyne and the Ducks brought the deficit down back to 15 with a pair of Lexi Petersen free throws, but Bonnie Samuelson and Ogwumike answered back and led the hosts on a 19-4 streak that resulted in a Samuelson three to put the Cardinal up 81-49 with 6 1/2 minutes left.