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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Brink had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help No. 15 Stanford rout ninth-ranked Indiana 96-64 on Sunday, dominating an early-season matchup between two ranked teams.
and Kiki Iriafen both had double-doubles and No. 15 Stanford beat No. 9 Indiana 96-64 on Sunday, dominating an early-season matchup between two ranked teams.
The Cardinal (2-0) jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter and more than doubled up on the Hoosiers (1-1) with a 54-26 lead by halftime, controlling the game both in the paint and from the outside.
Kiki Iriafen added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Cardinal.
Brink made back-to-back 3-pointers to give Stanford an early 14-4 lead. Six Stanford players made 3-pointers by halftime, as the Cardinal shot 53 percent in the first half while holding the Hoosiers to 30 percent shooting. The preseason AP All-American forward also recorded her 300th career block in the first quarter, finishing with four blocks.
Stanford pulled away with a 28-11 second quarter and led 75-42 after three quarters.
Indiana star Mackenzie Holmes was held without a point in the first half, missing all five of her shot attempts. Stanford’s post players bothered Holmes, who committed three turnovers and finished with just eight points.
Sydney Parrish and Sara Scalia led Indiana in scoring with 15 points apiece.
Stanford outscored Indiana 44-24 in the paint, and were 38 percent from distance with the Hoosiers going 5-of-32 from deep.
Brink made a layup off a spin move in the second quarter to give the Cardinal a 35-20 lead, then blocked Holmes on the other end leading to a layup by Iriafen.
Iriafen, who led Stanford in its 87-40 season-opening win over Hawaii with 23 points and 13 rebounds, recorded her second consecutive double-double to start the season.
Stanford: Both teams were coming off blowout wins in their respective home openers, but it was Stanford that made a statement at home with head coach Tara VanDerveer notching a win over her alma mater. The Cardinal should expect a bump in the Top 25 rankings.
Indiana: After a 96-43 home win over Eastern Illinois to start the season, the Hoosiers go back to the drawing board with a humbling road defeat to a ranked opponent.
Indiana: Hosts Murray State on Friday.
Stanford: Hosts Cal Poly on Thursday.
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