Stanford gets 8 point win against Oregon 62-54; Brink’s triple-double lifts No. 3 Cardinal past Oregon

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.

Stanford more than prepared for Cal in 75-46 win at Maples Pavilion

By Morris Phillips

STANFORD, CA–The hot-shooting Bears that throttled Stanford on January 6 didn’t necessarily impress their coach, Mark Fox. That same group arrived at Stanford on Saturday night without the shooting acumen, and they didn’t impress Fox either.

“I thought our defensive frustrations carried over to the offensive end and give them credit,” Fox said. “They made a bunch of baskets, we couldn’t string together any stops, and you can’t win that way on the road.”

Host Stanford raced to an 11-point halftime lead and led by as many as 37 in an easy 75-46 win over visiting Cal. Offensively, the Bears miserly 30 percent shooting didn’t put them in position to compete.

The Cardinal dominated the glass with a 47-30 edge in rebounds and used their physicality to deny the Bears. The win was Stanford’s fourth straight in what otherwise has been a frustrating season for them.

Maxime Raynaud led the Cardinal with 15 points, and Harrison Ingram added 14. Four other Stanford players scored at least eight points in a balanced effort offensively.

The Bears fell into last place in the Pac-12 with the loss and have lost all five contests since beating Stanford at the beginning of this month.

Cal travels to Colorado on Thursday tomeet the Buffs in hopes of ending their most recent losing streak.

Stanford Forcibly Puts California into Hibernation, Splitting the Battle of the Bay, 75-46; Fourth win in a row for Cardinal

Stanford head coach Jerod Haase seen here on Feb 19, 2022 coaching against he Colorado Buffaloes. Haase led the Cardinal to their fourth straight win in front of the bench on Sat Jan 28, 2023 at Maples Pavilion against the Cal Bears (AP News file photo)

By Michael Roberson

STANFORD, Calif. — The Stanford Cardinal (7-12, 3-7 Pac-12) avenged their blowout loss in Berkeley by violently de-clawing the California Golden Bears (3-18, 2-8 Pac-12) on the Farm, 75-46.

Both Bay Area teams battled the first 20 minutes; however, the homestanding Tree (Stanford) took charge in the latter part of the half with a 12-0 run and led by as much as 13 points.

California tried to scratch into the deficit, but still trailed by 11 at recess, 31-20.

Neither team presented a player with double-digit scoring, but Stanford’s sophomore forward Maxime Raynaud offered 9 points and 8 rebounds and Cal’s senior guard DeJuan Clayton gave his squad six points.

Midway through the second half, the Cardinal opened up a can of Whoop ***, widening their advantage to 26 points.  The onslaught got even worse after that for the Golden Bears, as their host continued the beatdown.

Stanford Branched the lead to a TREEmendous 37 points within the last three minutes of the game, but settled for a 29-point victory, 75-46.

The Cardinal put forth two players with double figure scoring.  The aforementioned Maxime Raynaud ended up with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals, while sophomore forward Harrison Ingram tallied 14 points, but gifted the Maples’ faithful and others with a thunderous facial jam over Cal’s ND Okafor.

The Golden Bears only had one player exceed the ten-point plateau.  Sophomore forward Sam Alajiki actually possessed double-figure points (13) and rebounds (11).

Stanford travels to Salt Lake City Thursday, February 2 (Groundhog’s Day) to take on the Utah Utes, while California treks to the Centennial State to invade the Colorado Buffaloes on the same date.

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.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel Dullum: It’s Big Game II as Cardinal seek revenge on Cal this Saturday

Stanford Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud (42) throws down in a previous game. Raynaud was second in scoring with 17 points against the Chicago State Cougars on Wed Jan 25, 2023 at Maple Pavilion in Palo Alto in non conference action (photo from Stanford Cardinal)

On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Daniel:

#1 Daniel quite a second half for the Stanford Cardinal (8-12) after trailing at the half 41-34 and to come back in the second half with some strong defense and scoring 38 points to come away with a 72-65 win at Maples Pavilion against the Chicago State Cougars (5-17).

#2 The Cardinal’s Spencer Jones led with 21 points and seven rebounds and it was his three pointers he had six of them that help Stanford get a break through in the second half.

#3 The Cardinal forward Maxime Raynaud finished second in scoring with 17 points and had a second career double double his offensive contribution proved huge in the Cardinal comeback over Chicago State.

#4 Harrison Ingram had a resurgence in the second half scoring 13 of 15 points as huge improvement from the first half where he scored only two points. Ingram is a big part of that offense for Stanford.

#5 Daniel, it’s off to the Big Game II as the Cal Bears (3-16) come calling this Saturday at Maple Pavilion against the Cardinal. The last time the two teams met was in Berkeley and Cal got the better of Stanford with a 92-70 on Jan 6th. It was the last time the Bears won a game as they come into Stanford with a four game losing streak. The Cardinal have a three game win streak going and the home court advantage how do you see this one on Saturday?

Join Daniel Dullum Fridays for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Michael Roberson: Women host OSU Friday; Men defeat Chicago State Wed night 72-65

Stanford Cardinal forward Cameron Brink (22) is fired up against the Colorado Buffaloes at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 22, 2023 (photo grab from Stanford Cardinal)

On the 49ers podcast with Michael R:

#1 No. 24 Colorado attempted 66 shots in Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Stanford. The No. 4 Cardinal blocked a school-record 14 of them on their way to a 62-49 Pac-12 win at Maples Pavilion.

#2 With the win, Stanford (19-2 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) took over sole possession of first place in the conference. Along with a dominating defensive effort, the Cardinal also hit 17 of 22 free throws and scored 19 points off turnovers.

#3 Cameron Brink had six of those blocked shots to go with 14 points and five rebounds. Hannah Jump led the Cardinal with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Haley Jones had 11 points, three assists and a game-high 18 rebounds.

#4 The Stanford Cardinal men (7-12, 2-7 Pac-12) roasted the Oregon Ducks (11-9, 5-4 Pac-12) last Saturday inside the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion, 71-64.

#5 Stanford men won Wednesday January 25 in a non conference game versus the Chicago State Cougars also the men battle the Cal Bears on Saturday night at Maples. The No.4 women host the Oregon State Beavers Friday all at Maples Pavilion.

Join Michael Roberson for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Stanford Domesticates Chicago State Inside Cozy Maples Pavilion, 72-65

Stanford Cardinal forward Spencer Jones (14) led the Cardinal in scoring 21 points against the Chicago State Cougars at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto (photo from Stanford Cardinal)

By Michael Roberson

PALO ALTO–The Stanford Cardinal (8-12, 2-7 Pac-12) managed to tame the Chicago State Cougars (5-17) late on the Farm with a courageous comeback victory, 72-65.

Stanford opened the game with the first basket being converted on a jumper by sophomore forward Maxime Raynaud. The two point lead was the largest the Cardinal was able to accomplish in the first 20 minutes of play, despite their 6-0 run.

Chicago State on the other hand also had a 6-0 run, but parlayed that to a lead as large as 10 points. They kept their margin at the halftime buzzer, 41-34.

Senior forward Spencer Jones topped the Cardinal in scoring (12) with four 3-pointers, and Raynaud added 10 points.

Chicago State also had two players reach double figures, as well as bombing three treys apiece. Sophomore guard Wesley Cardet Jr. (19) was perfect from beyond the arc, and senior guard Elijah Weaver (11) only missed one shot from downtown.

The second stanza presented the cats from the Windy City increasing the lead to 12, but the sturdy tree of Palo Alto did not give up on the contest.

Stanford fought back and tied the game (54) at just under the 9-minute mark. Less than two minutes later, the Cardinal regained their two-point margin.

The Cardinal was able to build on that advantage with the assistance of sophomore forward Harrison Ingram’s two clutch shots putting his squad up by 4 points with a little over four minutes left in regulation, then 6 with 1:03 left in the game.

The winning margin was eventually seven, and the Cardinal was able to survive a scare from the tenacious team from the City of Broad Shoulders.

Four players offered double-digit scoring for Stanford: Spencer Jones (21) hit 6 threes, Maxime Raynaud (17) grabbed 13 rebounds, Harrison Ingram (15) also secured 7 rebounds, and junior guard Michael O’Connell (10).

Chicago State represented that plateau with three players. Wesley Cardet Jr. (31) was perfect from the 3pt. arc and free throw line, Elijah Weaver (13), and sophomore guard Jahsean Corbett (13).

Stanford is next in action Saturday, January 28, hosting California for part two of the Battle of the Bay, while CSU returns back home to Chicago and faces nearby Aurora University on the same date.

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal in rematch with Stanford Saturday at Maples Pavilion

While the Cal Bears are relieved to have guard Devin Askew (55) back in the line up on Sun Jan 22, 2023 seen here against the Oregon State Beavers they took a 20 points loss. Askew had been out of the line up since Dec 29, 2022 missing five games (photo by KLC fotos)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 Porous defense, non-existent shooting, and inattention to detail the Cal Bears (3-17) were guilty across the board on Sunday afternoon in a 20 point 68-48 loss at Cal to the Oregon State Beavers (8-12). Also how important was it to get guard Devin Askew back in the line up.

#2 Coach Mark Fox admitted his team missed the directive regarding an early shot at the end of the first half. That allowed Oregon State to cap a 13-0 run ending the first half with Jordan Pope’s jumper as time expired. And the defense as a whole?

#3 In the second half, the Bears had more turnovers (11) than made baskets (6). In an unsightly first 20 minutes, the Bears started 3 of 17 and finished 4 of 23 after a scoreless stretch across their final, six possessions.

#4 Add it all up, and Cal may have squandered its best remaining opportunity for a win this season. The visiting Beavers ended a six-game losing streak–and an 18-game road skid.

#5 The Bears will head back to the drawing board again as they tip off against the Stanford Cardinal (7-12) this Saturday. The last time these two clubs met the Bears had won three of their last four games when defeated Stanford 92-70 in Berkeley on Jan 6th.

Join Michael for the Cal Bears podcast Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Cal embarrassed at Haas by Oregon State in 68-48 loss

By Morris Phillips

BERKELEY, CA–Porous defense, non-existent shooting, and inattention to detail… the Cal Bears were guilty across the board on Sunday afternoon.

Coach Mark Fox admitted his team missed the directive regarding an early shot at the end of the first half. That allowed Oregon State to cap a 13-0 run ending the first half with Jordan Pope’s jumper as time expired. And the defense as a whole?

“We have just failed to build a defense,” Fox admitted. “We are really struggling with our ability to keep the ball out of the lane.”

And the offense? Well, at one juncture of the second half, the Bears had more turnovers (11) than made baskets (6). In an unsightly first 20 minutes, the Bears started 3 of 17 and finished 4 of 23 after a scoreless stretch across their final, six possessions.

Add it all up, and Cal may have squandered its best remaining opportunity for a win this season. The visiting Beavers ended a six-game losing streak–and an 18-game road skid–with the easy, 68-48 win in Berkeley.

Early on, the gracious visitors did all they could to keep the Bears attached. With shooting as errant as the hosts, OSU trailed 15-14 with 4:30 remaining in the half. But that all changed in their closing run that picked up steam after the break. After Pope’s layup, Oregon State led 58-30 with 6:25 remaining.

Pope led three OSU starters in double-figures with 19 points. The Beavers’ shooting picked up dramatically with them finishing at 54 percent shooting from the floor, including 13 made threes.

The Bears wilted with 37 percent shooting and just three makes from distance.

Devin Askew returned to the Cal lineup after missing six games with a foot injury. But the team’s leading scorer might have been too aggressive with his shooting given his rust. He finished 2 of 12 from the floor for eight points. Kuany Kuany led Cal with 15.

The Bears next appear at Stanford on Saturday in a matchup of last place teams.

Cardinal women set defensive record in 62-49 win over Colorado

Stanford forward Francesca Belibi (5) shoots against Colorado center Quay Miller (11) during the first quarter at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto on Sun Jan 22, 2023 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Sunday, January 22, 2023

No. 24 Colorado attempted 66 shots in Sunday’s women’s basketball game against Stanford. The No. 4 Cardinal blocked a school-record 14 of them on their way to a 62-49 Pac-12 win at Maples Pavilion.

With the win, Stanford (19-2 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) took over sole possession of first place in the conference. Along with a dominating defensive effort, the Cardinal also hit 17 of 22 free throws and scored 19 points off turnovers.

Cameron Brink had six of those blocked shots to go with 14 points and five rebounds. Hannah Jump led the Cardinal with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Haley Jones had 11 points, three assists and a game-high 16 rebounds.

Jaylyn Sherrod was the Buffaloes’ scoring leader with 16 points, followed by Quay Miller with 14 and Aaronette Vonleh with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Colorado (15-4 overall, 5-2 Pac-12). Sherrod also had three steals.

The Cardinal opened the first quarter with a 12-0 run, eventually building a 16-4 lead. Colorado, which trailed by as many as 17, battled back to cut its deficit to 10 in the fourth quarter.

Stanford hosts Oregon State on Friday night.