Stanford forward Cameron Brink, front left, defends against Oregon center Phillipina Kyei (15) during the first half at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 29, 2023 (AP News photo)
By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, January 29, 2023
Junior center Cameron Brink registered a notable triple-double while leading No. 3 Stanford Cardinal (21-2) to a 62-54 Pac-12 women’s basketball victory over Oregon Sunday before 5,133 at Maples Pavilion.
The 6-foot-4 Brink accomplished the first triple-double in program history that included blocked shots. She finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high ten blocks. It was also the first triple-double in NCAA Division I women’s basketball featuring blocked shots since Tamari Key did it for Tennessee against Texas on Nov. 21, 2021.
The Cardinal (21-2 overall, 9-1 Pac-12) won their 21st straight conference game at home. Hannah Jump was next in scoring for Stanford with 14 points, and Haley Jones added eight points, 16 rebounds and four assists. Brooke Demetre scored nine points, and Talana Lepolo had six assists.
Phillipina Keyi led the Ducks (15-7, 5-5) with 12 points and 17 rebounds. Chance Gray was next for Oregon with 12 points, followed by Grace Vanslooten with 11.
Oregon came into the game averaging 79.9 points, but was plagued by cold shooting. The Ducks missed 13 of their first 15 shots and didn’t make a basket over the final 5:35 of the first quarter. Oregon had a stretch of missing 17 straight shots in the first half and wound up hitting only 25 percent from the field.
The Cardinal had a 46-37 lead after three quarters and used a 7-2 run to pull away in the fourth quarter.
Stanford’s next game is on Friday at Washington State.