Haley Jones led No. 2 with 20 points and 14 rebounds. 2 Stanford defeated Oregon State 57 to 44 on Thursday in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.
Stanford (26-3), which was 16-0 during conference play during its regular season, won the 18th consecutive game. It has also won 32 consecutive games against Pac-12 rivals, including postseason play.
The Cardinal is now 51-6 all time at the Pac-12 Tournament. They are 19-1 in the quarterfinals. Stanford won the regular-season series with 23 and 24 points. It is now 6-0 against Oregon State.
Anna Wilson had 11 points. Cameron Brink added 10 points to Stanford’s total, while Cameron Brink added six rebounds and six points to help Stanford.
Oregon State (14-13), was led by Ellie Mack, Emily Codding and each had 13 points. Talia von Oelhoffen added 10.
The Beavers only shot 29.6% from the field. Stanford has held 41.8% of its 62 previous opponents to 41.8% shooting, or worse. It is now 45-1 when it holds its opponent to less that 40% shooting.
The Cardinal ended the game with a very disappointing 23 of 61 shots (37.7% from the floor), but only 8 for 18 (34.4%) from the 3-point line.
Stanford opened the game with a dominant quarter. They took a 16-2 lead due to their hot shooting from beyond the arc. The Cardinal shot only 37.5% (6 out of 16) from the floor. However, they shot 4 of 7 (71.1%) from 3-point range. Oregon State was 1-10 from the field during the opening period.
After Lexie Hull’s 3-pointer in the second push Stanford’s lead at 17 to Stanford, the Beavers found their offensive rhythm and used a 13-3 spurt of play to pull within seven at 22-15. Wilson scored five quick points to end Stanford’s 0-for-7 drought. Talia von Oelhoffen made a half-court drain at halftime, leaving Stanford with a 27-18 halftime advantage.
For warmups, the Cardinal players wore Stanford soccer shirts over their jerseys in honor of Katie Meyer, former goalkeeper. Officials at Stanford said that they were wearing Stanford shirts because it was a tribute to Meyer. Meyer, 22 years old, was the team captain and made two crucial saves in a penalty shootout that helped Stanford win its national championship in 2019.
BIG BROTHER RUSS
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback, took his seat next to the Stanford bench, and rose when Anna, his sister, shot the first basket from the 3-point line.
Oregon State: The Beavers ranked 11th in Pac 12 with a margin of minus-5.69 turnovers. They committed 10 turnovers before Stanford gave up its first quarter.
Stanford: Colorado upsets No. The Cardinal defeated No. 14 Arizona in Thursday’s opening game. This allowed them to avoid the revenge-minded Wildcats. Stanford beat Arizona in that match last year’s national championship. This season, the Cardinal won Colorado.
Oregon State: The Beavers have a NET rank of 52 and hope to continue their postseason in the WNIT.
Stanford: Stanford plays in Friday’s semifinal match against Colorado.