No. 3 Cardinal women hold off OSU 63-60

Stanford forward Cameron Brink (22) reacts after Haley Jones, left, made a 3-point shot against Oregon State during the second half at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Fri Jan 27, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Friday, January 27, 2023

Cameron Brink and Haley Jones led Stanford at both ends of the floor Friday, as the No. 3 ranked Cardinal held off Oregon State 63-60 in women’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Brink scored 21 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked six shots for the Cardinal (20-2 overall, 8-1 Pac-12), while Jones was next with 17 points, eight boards and a block.

Timea Gardiner was the top scorer for Oregon State (11`-9 overall, 3-6 Pac-12) with 16 points, hitting 7 of 11 field goal attempts, including 2 of 3 behind the arc. Bendu Yeaney added 15 points to go with five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Brink’s layup broke a 58-58 tie with 3:28 left in the fourth quarter, giving Stanford the lead. But Bendu Yeaney’s jumper in the lane tied the game again for OSU at 60-60.

Jones sank a pair of free throws at 1:02 of the fourth, and hit 1 of 2 foul shots at :23 to give the Cardinal a 63-60 lead. The Beavers’ Noelle Mannen missed a 3-pointer with seven seconds left, and after a Stanford foul on the rebound, Talana Lepolo stole the ball from Mannen with two seconds remaining.

Stanford held a 39-31 rebounding edge. The Cardinal was 22 of 54 from the field (41 percent), including 4 of 16 from 3-point range. OSU also shot 41 percent (25 of 61), while hitting 8 of 19 3’s. The Beavers were 2 of 2 on free throws, while Stanford was 15 of 18.

The Cardinal host Oregon at 1 p.m., Sunday, at Maples Pavilion.

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