Williams nets 18, No. 11 Stanford beats No. 7 Oregon State
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Kiana Williams scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half, leading No. 11 Stanford past No. 7 Oregon State 61-44 Friday night. Alanna Smith added 17 points for the Cardinal, who won their 22nd consecutive home game. Maya Dodson, in her third game back from an injury, had a career-high 10 rebounds.
By RICK EYMER
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Kiana Williams scored 16 of her 18 points in the first half, leading No. 11 Stanford past No. 7 Oregon State 61-44 Friday night.
Alanna Smith added 17 points for the Cardinal (19-3, 9-2 Pac-12), who won their 22nd consecutive home game. Maya Dodson, in her third game back from an injury, had a career-high 10 rebounds.
Destiny Slocum scored 23 points for Oregon State (19-4, 9-2), which had won four straight since losing to Arizona State. The Beavers have lost three straight to the Cardinal.
After a slow start, Stanford rapidly pulled away and maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the contest. The Cardinal led by as many as 23 points.
Smith blocked three shots in the first half, becoming the fifth Stanford player to record at least 200 blocks in a career.
Oregon State's 10-game winning streak in road conference games came to an end.
Stanford took a 50-29 edge into the final quarter.
The Beavers scored the game's first six points, but that only served as a wake-up call as Stanford used a 17-1 run during the second quarter, with Williams hitting three of her four 3-pointers, to take a 19-point edge with 2:11 left in the first half.
Lacie Hull hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, giving the Cardinal a 36-20 halftime lead.
Oregon State ended a 29-game losing streak at Maples Pavilion in its last trip in January 2017, beating the Cardinal in double overtime. ... The previous four meetings between the schools have been decided by five points or less. ... Beavers coach Scott Rueck needs two wins for 200 at Oregon State. ... The Beavers have led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage in each of the past five seasons and lead in the conference this year.
Stanford's Williams matched her season-high (4) in made 3-pointers by halftime. ... Smith moved into 17th on the all-time scoring list. ... Stanford leads the Pac-12 with 5.1 blocks per game. The Cardinal blocked seven in the first half against the Beavers.
No. 7 Oregon State: At California on Sunday.
No. 11 Stanford: Hosts No. 3 Oregon on Sunday.