Two Long Scoring Spurts Lift No. 2 Stanford Past UW

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Washington (3-1, 1-2 Pac-12) came out strong against No. 2 Stanford in Sunday’s Pac-12 matchup at Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, but the Cardinal had scoring runs of 17-0 in the second quarter and 12-0 in the third to pull away for an 83-50 win.
 
Husky redshirt freshman Nia Lowery hit a jump shot that cut Stanford’s early advantage to 16-14 with 3:01 remaining in the first quarter, but the Cardinal (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12) reeled off the next 17 points to go up 33-14 and never looked back.
 
Cardinal All-America candidate, Haley Jones, scored 29 points – including nine during their decisive second-quarter spurt – on 14-of-15 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Cardinal. The win gave Stanford head coach Tara Van Derveer her 1,097th career victories, one shy of tying Pat Summitt (1,098) as the winningest coach in women’s college basketball.

“Haley Jones was fantastic today,” Husky Coach Jody Wynn said. “Stanford is a well-oiled machine with great experience and size.

“We will learn and continue to work, and get better.”
 
Tameiya Sadler, the reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and had eight points for the Huskies.
 
Sophomore Quay Miller tallied 10 points to lead all Husky scorers.
 
Despite the Cardinal’s big lead, the Huskies never rolled over. They outscored the nation’s number two team, 17-16, in the fourth quarter and never relented in their hustle. Senior Khayla Rooks typified the UW’s effort down the stretch, diving on the floor for a loose ball to fire up her teammates in the fourth quarter. The senior finished with six points, six rebounds and a blocked shot.

“We didn’t quit,” Wynn said. “We had fight in us until the end. Although we didn’t perform the way we need to, we will grow from this experience.”
 
Freshman Jayda Noble led another strong bench effort for the Huskies. She grabbed seven rebounds and scored four points in the fourth quarter. Alexis Whitfield and Callie Lind contributed six points each and Lowery chipped in five.

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