By: Joe Lami
The Stanford Cardinal return to the floor after a two-week hiatus for finals, and that time off the court seemed to help on Sunday night, as they defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 82-43 at Maples Pavilion. Before the break, the Cardinal were handed two losses within the span of a week, which the timing of the break couldn’t have been better, as it allowed the team to regroup.
Senior point guard, Amber Orrange led the Cardinal in scoring with 20 points, as she shot 58% from the field. Freshman, Kaylee Johnson, once again was impressive on the boards, as she brought down 22 in the victory. Sunday night marked the second time this season where she has accomplished just that.
Bonnie Samuelson came off of the bench to add 11 points, including perfection at the charity strike. Freshman, Bonnie McPhee matched Samueson’s 11 from the bench as well to cap off the double-digit scorers for Stanford.
Most impressively, the Cardinal held Santa Clara to just 30% field goal shooting. The Broncos scoring was practically non-existent if it weren’t for guard, Nici Gilday. The senior led the way with 17 points, and was the only Bronco to score over four points.
The Cardinal travel to Chattanooga on Wednesday, before they take on Tennessee on Saturday.